A native of California, born in 1936 and raised in the southern part of Los Angeles, Louis

Gadal developed a strong interest in drawing. He received a winning scholarship to the

Chouinard Art Institute, in Los Angeles, from the Examiner Scholastic Sports Award Com-

petition, while he was still in high school.

At Chouinard Art Institute, under a four year scholarship, he studied drawing with Donald

Graham, Herb Jopsen and Bernard Garbutt. He studied watercolor with Rex Brandt and

Edward Reep, two noted California watercolorists.

Following graduation, he spent the next fifteen years developing his drawing skills and

exhibited nationally. He furthered his study in printmaking at Chouinard Art Institute,

studying Lithography and Intaglio with printmaker Joe Funk of Tamarind Lithography

Studio.

For the past twenty years he has maintained his own Architectural Illistration firm, where

he has worked on such projects as the Corning Museum in New York, the Rockwell

Museum and center for Western Art in Corning, New York, and locally, the Bunker Hill

Project.

As his career developed, he became interested in watercolor painting, which then led him to

producing many landscapes and seascapes, depicting the California area in a traditional

manner. His subjects vary to include figures, portraits and western portrayals. His

mediums of choice are watercolor, acrylic and egg tempera.

He is listed in "Who's Who in America", published in American Artist Magazine and

published in the books, the "Best of Watercolor 2", "Light and Shadow", 1998, Rockport

Publishers Gloucester, Massachusetts.

His teaching credits extend to include "California Institute of the Arts", in Valencia, Ca.

and Parsons Art Institute in Los Angeles and art seminar demonstrating his painting abilities.

He has an extensive list of exhibitions, both locally and nationally and his art is owned by

corporations and private collectors as well as museums. Louis is a signature member of the

Niagra Frontier Watercolor Society, the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, Watercolor West,

National Watercolor Society (selected for the 1994 Traveling Exhibition), American Society

of Marine Artists signature member and in 1992 his entry for the American Watercolor

Society was selected for the AWS 126th Annual Traveling Exhibition. Again, in 1995 his

painting was selected for the 128th Annual Traveling Exhibition and won the Dagmar Tribble

Award. In 1996, he won the Gold Medal Award for the Best of Watercolor, San Dimas

Western Art Show, and won first prize in the National Watercolor Society member show. He is

a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Art Program. Louis continues to be an active participant in

the art world.

In 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998, he has made the final 100 selection for the

Arts for the Parks, Jackson Hole, Wyomming. He won the Bronze Maritime Merit Award for his

winning entry "The Eppeltonhall", which was reproduced in their Collector Stamp in 1992. And

again, in 1996, he won the Bronze Maritime Merit Award and cash award for his winning entry

"The Life Boat".In 1998 Louis won the Region I Award and Silver Medal for his watercolor pain-

ting "Safe Harbor".

 
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