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Watts,

residential section of south central Los Angeles. Named after C. H. Watts, a Pasadena realtor, the section became part of Los Angeles in 1926. Artist Simon Rodia's celebrated Watts TowersWatts Towers,
group of folk-art towers in the Watts section of Los Angeles. The complex was built (1921–54) single-handedly by the self-taught Italian immigrant Simon Rodia (also spelled Rodilla, 1879–1965).
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 are there. Historically an impoverished black ghetto, Watts was the site of six days of race riots in 1965 that claimed 34 lives and caused over $200 million in property damage. Race riots again erupted in 1992 after the acquittal of white police officers who beat a black motorist; 58 people died and approximately $1 billion in property was destroyed. The African-American population has declined in recent decades while the area's Hispanic population has grown significantly; the area remains marked by poverty.

Watts

district in Los Angeles where black Americans rioted over economic deprivation and social injustices (1965). [Am. Hist.: NCE, 1612–1613]
See: Riot

Watts

1. George Frederick. 1817--1904, English painter and sculptor, noted esp for his painting Hope (1886) and his sculpture Physical Energy (1904) in Kensington Gardens, London
2. Isaac. 1674--1748, English hymn-writer
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The members included Walter Langley, Joseph Southall and the architect, W H Bidlake, while the honorary members included Lawrence Alma-Tadema (a former president) and George Frederick Watts.
202 16 and 371-72; Francesca Mitchell, 'A study of the paintings by George Frederick Watts in the collection at the Fogg Art Museum', Papers Presented at the Sixteenth Annual Art Conservation Training Programs Conference, 26 28 April 1990, Newark, DE, 1990, pp.
172 73; idem, 'Watts, the painter', in Arts Council, George Frederick Watts OM, aa.