Born in NYC on Jan. 9, 1896. Raised in an artistic milieu, DeForest was a pupil of his father. After graduation fromWilliams College in Massachusetts, he UC Berkeley, he moved to Santa Barbara in 1917 and was a prominentlandscape architect there until his death on March 30, 1949. His horticulture paintings and small landscapes of the Bajapeninsula and southern California were done prior to 1927. He signed them “L de F, Jr.