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 Louise Sheppa Lovett  (1894 - 1974)

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Lived/Active: California      Known for: painting, art education

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BIOGRAPHY for Louise Lovett
1894 (California)
1974 (Santa Cruz, California)


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The following information was submitted by Richard Lorenz, archivist at the Jake Jackson Museum in Weaverville, California, and past president of the Trinity County Historical Society:

Mrs. Louise S. Lovett lived in Weaverville, California from 1922 thru 1930-31.  Her husband, Roy Irving Lovett was the principal at Trinity County High School in Weaverville during that time.  She was listed in the Great Register (Weaverville Precinct) from 1922 thru 1930.

In a 12-12-1935 Trinity Journal newspaper regarding an article on the Weaverville Chinese Joss House, she is mentioned...."In 1923, local artist Louise Lovett made her first painting of the Chinese Joss House.  She has made 22 larger water colors and 4 oil paintings of it.  She has also sold over 200 small hand colored prints of the Joss House".

I have seen over 10 hand colored screen prints of different Weaverville sites.  I personally own 8 (7 1/2" X 9 1/2") prints: Blacksmith Shop, Catholic Church, IOOF & Ryans Store, Pacific Brewery, Meat Market and Masonic Hall, Band Stand and the Joss House. I also own an O/C (16" X 20"), titled "The Winding Stairs, Native Sons Hall, Weaverville California, signed Louise Sheppa Lovett, 1935, and on the reverse is a tag " Exhibited at Ninth Annual State-Wide Exhibit, address Santa Cruz, Price $50, and to be forwarded to Oakland".  I am also aware of 3-4 other oils she made of the Weaverville area.

Biography from American Eagle Fine Art:
Louise Sheppa Lovett was a painter and teacher who was born in California on August 13, 1894.  She taught art in the Death Valley public schools for 16 years, and by the 1930's, she was a resident of Santa Cruz, California.  She died there on May 15, 1974.

Lovett was a member of the Santa Cruz Art League.  She exhibited at the Oakland Art Gallery in 1936 and the Santa Cruz Art League in 1938.

Artists in California, 1786-1940, by Edan Milton Hughes, 2003, page 699.

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