PARSHALL, Douglass Ewell

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PARSHALL, Douglass Ewell (1899-1990), New York-born painter and muralist who followed in the footsteps of his famous artist father, De Witt Parshall. In 1917 the Parshall family settled in Santa Barbara, and Douglass attended Thatcher School in Ojai and the Santa Barbara School of the Arts. He established his first studio in Alexander Harmer’s old adobe on De la Guerra Plaza. In 1929, he painted a background for a sea lion group at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History from a sketch he made on Santa Cruz Island near Ruby Rock and Painted Cave. He lived to be 91 years old, and is buried in the Santa Barbara Cemetery.