|Home of Dorothea and Alfred Mitchell shortly after its completion in 1937 at 31st and Beech Sts.|
|Alfred Mitchell (1888-1972)|
at the San Diego Academy of Art founded by Maurice Braun, who regarded Mitchell as one of his star pupils.
Braun encouraged Mitchell to return to his native state and study at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Enrolling there in 1916, Mitchell studied with many fellow artists who called themselves the New Hope School and followers of Pennsylvania Impressionism.
|Dorothea and Alfred Mitchell's former home has aged beautifully (2013).|
|Painting "Autumn in Julian" by Alfred Mitchell, is of the hamlet in the San Diego County's mountains, where he and his wife honeymooned.|
|Mitchell painting of Ocean Beach (San Diego) dated in the early 1940s.|
San Diego icon architect Richard Requa designed the home. The Mitchell’s paid for the design costs with one of Alfred’s paintings. The actual drafting of the home was by a member of the Requa/Jackson firm, Lloyd Ruocco, who became a leading architect in his own right.
Dorothea Mitchell named the couple’s South Park home “Deep Hearth.”
After enjoying a long and successful career in San Diego, Alfred Mitchell died in 1972.
His niece Mary Mitchell Sadler wrote a lengthy memoir on the Mitchell Family for the San Diego Historical Society. It can be found at the following link: