Douglas M. Shively
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DOUGLAS M. SHIVELY (1896-1991) was born in Santa Paula, California on April 10, 1896. Following World War One, he was educated at the University of California. He took some art courses at Occidental College but was essentially a self-taught artist. Active in Santa Paula civic affairs, in 1936 he organized the Chamber of Commerce Show and acted as its director for many years. He enjoyed a unique three-dimensional career as bank president, rancher (60 acres of avocados), and as an artist. He made many sketching trips throughout southern California with artists like John Cotton, George Demont Otis, Paul Sample, and Ralph Holmes, and made fifteen painting trips to Asia and Europe. A successful painter, he sold 942 paintings from 1930-84. Shiveley lived in Santa Paula until his demise on August 5, 1991. Member: California Art Club; Buenaventura Art Ass'n; Santa Paula Art Ass'n. Exhibited: Santa Cruz Art League, 1935; Ojai Art Center, 1954 (solo); Santa Paula Chamber of Commerce, 1965 (first prize); London, 1975. Works held: Santa Paula City Hall and county hospitals and libraries. He is listed in HUGHES, Davenports, Askart, Who's & more. Biography courtesy of Edan Hughes.