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Lester D. Boronda (1886-1953)


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From an early pioneering California family, Lester Boronda was raised on a Salinas cattle ranch. He studied in San Francisco at the Mark Hopkins Institute under Arthur Mathews, at the Art Students League in New York with Frank DuMond, and in Munich, and in Paris under Jean Paul Laurens.

He exhibited at the Del Monte Art Gallery in Monterey and then in 1913 moved to New York where he established a craftsman center and spent most of his career.


As a painter, he did genre scenes of old Monterey and then in New York did street scenes. He also painted at Mystic, Connecticut, and Paris. He usually signed his paintings in a cursive "Lester D Boronda", sometimes using ink. He sometimes included figures in his paintings, in a somewhat bucolic and romantic settings. 

Boronda died at New Canaan, Connecticut on September 19, 1953.


In addition to painting, he was a noted sculptor, working primarily in wrought iron. For a photo of examples of his furnishings, please visit 

http://collections.mdch.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/basc/id/19/rec/20


For anther example of his work in the collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts 

http://www.pafa.org/museum/The-Collection-Greenfield-American-Art-Resource/Tour-the-Collection/Category/Collection-Detail/985/mkey--76/pageindex--1/subject--Landscape/

Source:
Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Peter Falk, "Who Was Who in American Art"

Lester D. Boronda (Lester David Boronda) (1886-1953) California Oak O/B, 20" x 24", signed lower right   Private Collection

Lester Boronda, Bookstalls Along the Seine, O/B, 12" x 14", signed LR    Private Collection

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