Stoner, John Lawrence

John Lawrence Stoner (1906-1976) was a native of Sacramento, California. He was a pupil at the San Diego Academy of Fine Arts where he met his future wife and fellow artist Mary Elizabeth Shropshire. In the late 1920’s, they operated a commercial art business called the Graphic Art Studio.  Stoner’s earlier work consisted of mainly linoleum and wood block prints, but later worked in watercolor, oil, pen & ink, charcoal, crayon, and acrylic. He was a member of the San Diego Art Guild.

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San Diego Journal of History

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