Florence Parker Bloser

Theme/Style – Landscapes, still lifes

Media – Oils

Artistic Focus – Although Florence Parker Bloser painted landscapes and still lifes, adobes and California missions were among her favorite subjects.  Her early depictions of Los Angeles’ Chinatown were some of the first artistic renderings of that ethnic part of the city.

Career Highlights –

• Florence Bloser was born in Los Angeles in 1889, and studied at the Los Angeles Art School with Arthur Hill Gilbert, Paul Lauritz, Millard Sheets, and Alfredo Ramos Martinez.
• A lifelong resident of Los Angeles, Bloser was a member of many local art organizations, including the California Art Club, where she exhibited in the 1930s.
• Bloser also exhibited with Women Painters of the West, and Painters & Sculptors of Los Angeles.
• Bloser was an early Los Angeles Modernist but did not achieve the acclaim afforded some of her peers, such as Elise Seeds and Henrietta Shore, possibly due to her early demise.
• Florence Parker Bloser remained active in the southern California art community until her death in 1935.