Mary Belle Williams

Mary Belle Williams - Cows Against An Oak Wood - Circa 1905 P2845

Regular price $2,800.00

This is a really lovely painting, that California plein air with a touch of French impressionism. She is featured in Something Different: A Survey of Women Artists Working in California, 1860-1960 by Maurine St Gaudens.

Measures 16" x 12", frame is 23" x 19" x 2".

Born in Massilon, OH on Dec. 13, 1873, Mary Belle Williams began art studies as a child and continued at the Art Students League in NYC. She moved from Canton, OH to San Diego about 1906 where her brother owned a gold mine in nearby Julian. In San Diego she maintained a studio in a building she owned at Seventh and Beech streets where Alfred R. Mitchell also lived and worked. Her last six months were spent in a hospital in Los Angeles where she died on June 21, 1943.
Her oeuvre includes landscapes, floral still lifes, miniatures, and portraits.

Member:
San Diego Art Guild (charter member, 1915).
Exhibitions:
Carnegie Library (San Diego), 1909 (solo); Panama Calif. Int'l Expo (San Diego), 1915 (silver and bronze medals); San Diego FA Gallery, 1927; Calif.-Pacific Int'l Expo (San Diego), 1935; Calif. State Fair, 1936.
Collections:
San Diego Public Library and Historical Society; State Museum Resource Center (Sacramento).
Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Women Artists of the American West; San Diego Historical Society; San Diego Union, 6-25-1943 (obituary).


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