Conrad Buff II attended art school in Munich in his adolescent years. A rebel by nature, he moved to the United States in 1905, arriving in Los Angeles in 1907. He studied briefly at the Los Angeles Art Students' League with Modernist Rex Slinkard. He joined landscape painter, Edgar Payne, on excursions in the Sierra Nevadas, sensitizing himself to the grandeur of the natural topography. After the World War I, his paintings were included in a series of group exhibitions at the Los Angeles Museum(now LACMA), including one-man shows in 1921, 1923,1929, etc. At the Los Angeles Museum he also met his wife, Mary Marsh, art curator at the Museum!
Oil on canvas 1930
43 x 34 inches (109.1 x 86.3cm)