Artist Profile

Conrad Buff


Born in a small Switzerland village in 1886, Conrad Buff II developed an interest in the arts at a very young age. By the age of 14 Buff enrolled in the School of Arts and Crafts in St. Gallen Switzerland. Shortly after, he came to reject the academic teachings and decided to move to America in search of a more inspiring lifestyle. By 1907, Buff had made his way across America and landed in Southern California where his interests in painting developed into full bloom. He soon became well known for landscape painting which were very popular in California at the time. In 1922, Buff married Mary Jordan Marsh who he collaborated with in making children’s books. They made their home in Laguna Hills, California where Buff died in 1975.



Works in Our Collection

Conrad Buff
Late Winter Western Landscape
Oil on Masonite, 1930
48 x 96 inches
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence F. White

Conrad Buff
She Still Stands
Lithograph, 1931
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Becktel

Conrad Buff
Untitled (Mt. Morrison)
Oil on panel mounted to stretched canvas, 1930
Gift of Martin and Brigitte Medak