Grimm, Paul (1891-1974)
Paul Grimm (1891-1974)
Paul Grimm was a desert and mountain landscape painter whose Palm Springs, California gallery attracted many prominent persons who became collectors of his work.
When he was eighteen he won a scholarship to study at the Dusseldorf Royal Academy in Germany.
In 1919, he moved to Hollywood, California, where he painted backdrops for movie studios and in 1932 he settled in Palm Springs and maintained a small studio gallery there. A good friend who stopped by often was President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Grimm spent much of the summer months painting in the high Sierras, but he is best known for his scenes of the changing moods of the southern California desert. He also painted missions and Indian portraits.
Source: Edan Hughes, Artists in California, 1860-1940.