• Topping Guayule Seedlings, c. 1940s

    Leon Amyx

    Original Size 15 x 22.5 inches

Biography: Leon Amyx (1908-1995) Born: Visalia, CA; Studied: Claremont College (California), University of California (Berkeley), California College of Arts and Crafts (Oakland); Member: California Water Color Society. Leon Amyx studied with Millard Sheets, Henry Lee McFee and Erle Loran. He taught art at Harnell College in Salinas from 1936 to 1972....... read more

At the start of WWII, the government started an ill-fated program in the California Central Valley to turn Guayole into rubber to help the war effort.

Exhibited: The American Scene, Regionalist Painters of California 1930-1960's, Fallbrook Arts Center, Sept. 1999.

"This Enchanted Land, American Regionalism 1930 - Today", at the Fallbrook Art Center, May 19th - July 1st, 2012.

This painting is not available as a Giclee.