San Francisco, CA
Harris pursued a musical career until 1929 when he switched to art and entered the CSFA for a three year study period. His professional art career was launched in 1934 as one of 26 artists selected to paint frescoes in Coit Tower for the Public Works Art Project. (Subject of his fresco: Banking and Law.) During the 1950s he graduated from the College of Marin and obtained a Ph.D. from Stanford University. He taught at San Francisco State College, SFMA, Stanford, CCAC, Alcatraz Penitentiary, Notre Dame College, Belmont, Emanuel College, and New England College. According to Dr. Jerzy Kierkuc-Bielinski at the British Museum (in 2007), Harris moved to England in the 1970s before he retired to France, where he presumably died in 1991.