Louise Everett Nimmo (1899-1959) - The Picnic - Oil on Canvas c1930 P3093
This gorgeous work is reproduced on page 782 of Maurine St. Gaudens definitive survey, Emerging From The Shadows, A Survey of Women Artists Working In California, 1860-1960.
Art measures 30" x 24", and the frame is 31" x 36 1/2"
Louise Everett was born on April 9, 1899 in Des Moines, Iowa. After attending Grinnell College she began her serious art training from Frederick Fursman at Saugatuck, Michigan. In 1918 she studied with Charles W Hawthorne in Provincetown, then moved to California and spent three and a half years at Otis in Los Angeles, studying under the sculptor Julia Bracken Wendt, among others. 1925-1926, with money earned form the sale of her paintings, she was in France studying sculpture at L'Ecole de Beaux-Arts at Fontainebleau and painting at L'Académie Julian in Paris. After resettling in Los Angeles she married Raymond E Nimmo, an attorney, and continued to live there until she moved to Ojai in 1957. Concentrating on painting in her mature work, she portrayed the coast from Laguna Beach to Monterey Bay and, from the late 1920s, turned more to the desert country of California and occasionally New Mexico. She also traveled to Mexico and in the early 1930s found her subjects among the indigenous people of the American Southwest. She exhibited prolifically on the West Coast from the 1920s up to her death in Ojai on April 6, 1959.