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 Wylie Marion Elizabeth Stirrett  (1912 - 2002)



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Lived/Active: California/District Of Columbia      Known for: portrait and mural painting, studio artist

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BIOGRAPHY for Wylie Stirrett
1912 (Washington, District Of Columbia)
2002 (La Jolla, California)

California/District Of Columbia

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Born in Washington, DC on November 15, 1912.  Wylie moved to southern California in the 1920s.  At age 17 she was active in the San Diego art scene.  After graduation from San Diego High School, she studied at the University of Southern California and the Art Center School in Los Angeles.  

After her marriage to Lloyd Stirrett in 1935, she signed her paintings Wylie Stirrett.  She taught in Los Angeles at Hammond Hall (1941) and for six years she worked at Disney Studios.  She was a resident of La Jolla, CA until her death on October 29, 2002. 

San Diego Museum, 1929; Festival of Arts, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1935 (third prize); California Watercolor Society, 1936-37; Assistance League (Los Angeles), 1938; Gumps  (San Francisco) 1943, City of Paris (San Francisco), 1943. 
Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Who?s Who in American Art 1936-41; Mallett Dictionary of Artists; California Artists & Architects List, 1932; Interview with artist or his/her family
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