Esther Bruton is best known as a skilled muralist, and for her ability to work with wood and paint. Born in Alameda, California in 1896, she was raised there with her two sisters Margaret and Helen who were also artists. After attending a local public high school Esther joined her older sister Margaret in New York City. From 1917 to 1918 she studied under George Bridgeman at the Art Students League in New York. She studied commercial art at the New York School of Fine and Applied Arts.
Untitled (Church at Arroyo Seco), c. 1930
sheet: 6 3/8 × 9 1/4 in. (16.2 × 23.5 cm)
image: 3 1/4 × 4 1/4 in. (8.3 × 10.8 cm)