George Otto Hanft was a California artist, graphic designer and watercolorist, based in California’s San Gabriel Valley. Born in Los Angeles, he served in the Navy during World War II, then graduated from Pasadena Junior College & Art Center College of Design. He began a career as a graphic artist in New York City, then returned to California where he eventually started his own graphic design studio. He also taught art at the Art Center College and Citrus College. A member of the Watercolor West society, he was also active in the Mid-Valley Arts League and served as president. He designed the entrance sign and official flag and logos for Temple City, California around 1990.
Condition: Generally very good with the usual light overall toning and wear. A bit cockled overall.
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