biography of W. P. BUSCH (XIX)

Addresses: NYC, until 1880s; California, 1880s

Profession: Painter, muralist, decorator

Work: frescoes: Madison Square Theatre, Wallack's New Theatre, Hotel Brunswick, all in NYC; Presbyterian Church, St. Louis, MO; Grand Opera House, Syracuse, NY; Hotel Del Coronado, San Diego

Comments: After moving to San Diego from NYC in the 1880s he was commissioned to decorate the Hotel Del Coronado. He then settled in San Francisco, where he shared a studio and ran a fresco and interior decorating business with Eduardo Tojetti (see entry). In St. Louis he decorated the home of Adolphus Busch.

Sources: Hughes, Artists in California, 83.