Collections Highlights – Painting by Fanny Bixby Spencer

Painting of Jim Kashergan (Boy with Blond Hair)

Date: 1914–1915

Artist: Fanny Bixby Spencer

Medium: oil on canvas

Fanny Bixby Spencer (1879–1930) was the youngest child of Jotham Bixby and Margaret Hathaway Bixby. She was a philanthropist and antiwar writer, and grew up at Rancho Los Cerritos. Jim Kashergan, the subject of this painting, lived with Fanny & her husband Carl Spencer in Costa Mesa. Fanny’s other artwork

Donated by John A. Kashergan, brother of Jim.

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