Monday, September 29, 2008


Roy LoBianco - c 1957 - Scanned by LeRoy Hunt - Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley - 2008 (click on image to enlarge)
Brother Rowland Lo Bianco was born on the 4th of November in Brooklyn, New York. He is the oldest son of Bertha and Roland Lo Bianco Sr. Roland graduated from Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California. He served the Brotherhood as President of the Mother Chapter in 1957 and is the originator of the Phi Delta Psi song.
After he completed his studies at Los Angeles Valley College, Rowland transferred to the University of Southern California where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 1962. At the University, Roy was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. For a while after graduation Rowland sold real estate, but then decided to teach school He earned a California Teaching Credential and taught for several years in an inner city school.
During his college years, Roy developed a love of swap meets and the discovery of unexpected treasures in flea markets. He gradually acquired a good collection of Native American artifacts. He turned his hobby into a business opening the highly successful Many Horses Art Gallery on La Cienega in West Hollywood. As an gallery owner and collector, Roy frequently visited American Indian Reservations and art studios throughout the Southwest. He became one of the most important art dealers in America. Roy retired to Palm Springs where he is a buyer of Mexican wrought iron works for designer garden and home stores in the area. He travels regularly to Mexico on buying trips, and has a second home in Rosarita Beach in Baja California.

1 comment:

Gerald R. Fecht said...

Gary Fredburg said
"God, LoBianco looks about 10 years old in that picture."

It was probably his senior photo from Notre Dame High School. Fecht