San Francisco: Mary Cavalli, Miriam O'Gara, Lloyd Jensen, Mildred Zoph, Mission High School, 1931. 45 mimeographed sheets printed recto-only, 8.5x11 inches, illustrated with cartoons by the students Gonzalez, George Morris and Arnold Rosvall, stories, editorials, essays (one in Spanish on the foundation of Mexico). Very worn, soiled and toned, margins thoroughly chipped, spinefold roughly split and (were it not for the ribbon, detached) bound with ribbon in pictorial covers with a juvenile pencil sketch on rear cover.
Student production from Mission High School in 1931. Gonzalez and Rosvall both became fairly successful commerical artists in the 1930s-40s. Amado Gonzalez was born in Guadalajara, Mexico on Sept. 13, 1913. González settled in San Francisco in 1927 and studied at the CSFA on a scholarship. He was commissioned by Bank of America for 18 paintings used in their Fortune and Time magazine ads. He has been a part-time art professor at San Francisco City College since 1966, and began concentrating on portrait commissions in 1972. He died in San Francisco on Dec. 9, 2007. Arnold Rosvall was born in San Francisco on Feb. 11, 1916; after graduation from Mission High School, Rosvall studied on scholarships at the CSFA under Boynton and Stackpole and the CCAC. He worked for Velvetone Poster Company until 1937 and then established his own silkscreen business. Rosvall stopped painting in 1937 and did not paint again until the 1980s. He died in San Francisco on Nov. 1, 1989 (both citations Askart).
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