Wayne La Com biography provided courtesy of “California Watercolors 1850-1970” By Gordon T. McClelland and Jay T. Last.
Wayne La Com (1922-present)... Born: Glendale, CA
Studied: Art Center School (Los Angeles), Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles), Jepson Art Institute (Los Angeles)
Member: California Water Color Society.
Wayne La Com grew up in Southern California and attended art schools in Los Angeles where he studied watercolor painting with Hardie Gramatky, Watson Cross, Rico Lebrun and Stanton MacDonaldWright. During World War II, Wayne worked with Hardie Gramatky producing illustration art for the war effort and after the war, spent a brief period in New York producing commercial art, By the late 1940s, he was back in Southern California and was receiving notoriety for the watercolors he produced. In 1965, he was elected president of the California Water Color Society.
...extended biography is available in McClellands "California Watercolors" book.
Wayne LaCom biographical information:
Interview with Wayne La Com, 1984.