The de Forest collection consists primarily of landscape drawings, arranged alphabetically by project name. The majority of
these drawings relate to residential projects in Southern California, including large estates such as “Val Verde.” Non-residential
projects include the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, clubs, schools, exhibits, and a few commercial properties. Occasionally
included are drawings of the buildings designed by architects such as Chester L. Carjola, William W. Wurster, George Washington
Smith, Robert Stanton, Requa and Jackson, Lutah Maria Riggs, and George Washington Smith.
Lockwood de Forest III was born in New York City. He was the youngest of the three children of Lockwood de Forest II, landscape
painter, amateur architect and interior designer, former partner of Louis Comfort Tiffany, art dealer and an acknowledged
authority on Indian Architecture. In 1912 de Forest Jr. was sent to the Thatcher School, Ojai, California, where he developed
a deep love for Californian landscapes and plein air painting. de Forest attended Williams College for one semester, worked
briefly for a landscape architect in Baltimore and took a summer class in landscape architecture at Harvard University prior
to serving as a volunteer in World War I .
60.0 Linear feet
(11 flat file drawers, 2 tubes, 2 small boxes)
Open for use by qualified researchers.