The Journal of San Diego History
Summer 2001, Volume 47, Number 3
Gregg Hennessey, Editor


Dry Grasses – California
Ernest Henry Pohl
American, 1874-1956
Pastel on Paper,
Signed LR: E. H. Pohl
Titled and inscribed on label on reverse: “Dry Grasses – California/Original Pastel by E. H. Pohl San Diego Calif/4468 Hortensia St.”
11 x 14 inches
Courtesy of Dr. Albert and Sharon Cutri

Aspens and Oaks
Ernest Henry Pohl
American, 1874-1956
Oil on Canvas
Signed LR: E. H. Pohl
Signed and inscribed on reverse: “Aspens and Oaks/Grass Valley Northern California/$250.00/by E. H. Pohl/San Diego, Calif.”
25 3/4 x 30 1/4 inches
Courtesy of Kevin and Tamara Kinsella

Pohl, Ernest Henry (1874-1956)

Pastelist, landscape painter

Born in Michigan on August 7, 1874. By 1915 Pohl had settled in San Diego at 4468 Hortensia Street. A civic and cultural leader, he and his wife, Catherine, were founders of the La Jolla Art Center. A businessman, he painted in his leisure until his death in San Diego on January 9, 1956. His works include desert landscapes of Coachella Valley and Borrego Valley. Works held: University of Notre Dame, South Bend, In. Source: DR.