Dan Lutz biography provided courtesy of “California Watercolors 1850-1970” By Gordon T. McClelland and Jay T. Last.
Dan Lutz (1906-1978)...Born: Decatur, IL
Studied: Chicago Art Institute
Member: American Watercolor Society, California Water Color Society, Philadelphia Water Color Club.
Dan Lutz grew up in Illinois. He attended the Chicago Art Institute for four years and in 1931, received the James Nelson Raymond Traveling Fellowship which enabled him to study and paint in Europe. After returning to the United States, he settled in Southern California.
Throughout the 1930s and 1940s, Lutz primarily produced watercolors featuring regional subjects. After 1950, he concentrated on abstract works painted with oils on canvas.
Dan Lutz taught art at the University of Southern California in the 1930s and at the Chouinard Art Institute in the 1940s. In the 1950s and 1960s, he lectured occasionally, while continuing to paint.
Dan Lutz biographical information:
Interview with Dorothy Lutz Fleurat, 1983.