Ethel Wall Struss Biography

Ethel Wall Struss




Printmaker Ethel Wall Struss was born Ethel Wall on November 27, 1898, in southern California. She graduated from South Pasadena High School in 1917, but appears to not have pursued art herself until after her marriage to photographer and cinematographer Karl Struss in 1921. At this point she was introduced to Paul Landacre and others who were prominent in the Southern California art scene. She studied on her own to begin, and then with Landcare, Rudolph Schatter, and Douglas Donaldson. Her work is held in the Library of Congress; the National Gallery of Art; the University of Michigan Museum of Art; and elsewhere. Ethel Struss died on April 26, 1989.