Theme/Style – Modernism, landscapes
Media – Oil
Artistic Focus – A painter and commercial artist, Herman E. Lauter painted California scenes such as Balboa Park in San Diego, Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, and Oyster Beds in San Francisco Bay.
Career Highlights –
- Herman E. Lauter was born in Colorado in 1876.
- After spending time in Justice, Texas in the 1900s, Lauter returned to Colorado around 1920.
- In Denver Lauter worked as a window trimmer in a clothing store, and later had an interior decorating business, Lauter & Wilcken, around 1923.
- Still in Denver, by 1926 Lauter was making his living as a professional artist.
- Lauter relocated to San Diego in the 1930s, and was active as an artist, designer, and sign painter there until his demise in 1956.
- Lauter’s son, Herman Arthur “Harry” Lauter, was also an artist, as well as a Hollywood character actor.
Bibliographic references are available upon request.