Drawing by My Dad Did When He Was in High School


Drawing my dad did when he was in high school (Lick Wilmerding in San Francisco), about 1917-18. After graduation, he had to work to support his family, so never got a chance to go to college or pursue an artistic career.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

4 Responses to Drawing by My Dad Did When He Was in High School

  1. What a wonderful picture!
    Did your dad do any cowboys in those years? We know a few who’s families or relatives were in the area at that time.

  2. Hi Lloyd, looked at this artwork while back, and it stuck in my mind, so came back for another enjoyment.

    I am wondering, is it a “drawing”, or is it pointillism?

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