New Douglas Shively Book is a Labor of Love

Douglas Shively: An Artist's Life is a new book celebrating the life and talent of beloved Santa Paula painter Douglas Shively. With rich biographical information, recollections from close family members, and quotes from the artist himself, the book follows Shively from his birth to his early career as an artist. The book is a labor of love being privately published by the Shively Family and authored by local historian Mary Alice Orcutt Henderson.

Born in Santa Paula in 1896, Douglas Shively enjoyed a unique three-dimensional career as local bank president, rancher, and as an artist. Douglas Shively: An Artist’s Life also features stunning images of Shively's artworks including 40 oil paintings, 40 watercolors, 40 sketches, and a collection of his travel slides. Many of the images have never before been published. Also shown are family photographs and images of the four residences that he designed for his family homes. The book is available for purchase from the Santa Paula Art Museum gift shop for $50.00 each.

BANNER IMAGE: "San Cayetano" by Douglas Shively, 1976, oil on masonite, 26 x 30 inches, Collection of the Santa Paula Art Museum, Gift of Ynez Haase © The Shively Estate