Artist Bob DeWitt



Artist Bob DeWitt


Bob DeWitt was an artist and real estate agent who came to Topanga in 1941 with his wife Doi. He built a series of shacks on Topanga Canyon Blvd., where his family lived a free-spirited life. They all went barefoot and bathed each day in the ocean. Bob advertised his real estate business with crudely painted sings along the boulevard. In the 1950s, he and Doi ran a coffee shop called The Job that attracted artists and anti-establishment types. He moved away in 1961.


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