Found on a recent trip to San Diego County, this
painting of the El Cortez Hotel in San Diego, California, a mid-century
marvel of a structure in downtown San Diego, was painted by Alan Birkinshaw.
Little is known of this 20th Century artist, except
that he was a commercial art student at the Ringling College of Art and
Design in Sarasota, Florida in 1955 when he was honored for his work at the
25th Annual Exhibition.
More details of the artwork are below.