The Art Collection – Sherman Library and Gardens

The Art Collection

William S. Darling (1882-1963)

Born in Sandorhaji, Hungary, William S. Darling studied at the the Royal Academy of Art (Budapest) and the Ecole des Beaux Arts (Paris). In the 1920s and 1930s, he produced watercolors and gouache paintings depicting local scenes. Later in the 1950s, he became a well-known figure in the Laguna Beach and Palm Springs art communities where he painted coastal and desert views using water or oil on canvas.

Self Portrait

William S. Darling
Self Portrait
oil on board
20″ x 24″