"In 1919, Gardena High School Principal John H. Whitely embarked on a program for student in the senior class that was devised to lend crucial support to their cultural foundation. He encouraged the students to acquire works of art for the walls of the high school as their senior gifts, describing them as "silent teachers." The students' first selection, made as a result of a visit to the artist's studio, was Valley of the Santa Clara, by Ralph Davison Miller." GIFTED: Collecting the Art of California at Gardena High School, 1919-1956
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GIFTED: Collecting the Art of California at Gardena High School, 1919-1956 for purchase or donate to help preserve the legacy today.
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