BOREIN, John Edward
BOREIN, John Edward (1872-1945), California born self-taught cowboy artist who settled in Santa Barbara with his wife in the early 1920s, and became one of the founding fathers of Santa Barbara’s Old Spanish Days Fiesta in 1924. In July of 1924, the Boreins joined the Meigs family and a large group of friends for their summer camp out on Santa Cruz Island at Cueva Valdez. Borein drew a pencil portrait caricature of Loren Meigs, age 11, which he gave to him at camp. On July 22, eight days into their stay, the trip ended in tragedy when three members of the party, Mary Stewart Wilkinson, Milton Stewart, and Dr. Hal Bishop, drowned in a skiff accident.
- [BOREIN, Edward]. Davidson, Harold G. Edward Borein. The Update. The Watercolors, Etchings, and Drawings Santa Barbara: Harold G> Davidson, 1991. First edition in d.j. Inscribed: To Marla [Daily] with best wishes from the author Harold G. Davidson 1991"
- [original in SCIF archives]