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 Henrietta Dunn Mears  (1877 - 1970)

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Lived/Active: Massachusetts/Minnesota/California/Wisconsin      Known for: landscape, etching

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BIOGRAPHY for Henrietta Mears
1877 (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
1970 (Sunland, California)


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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
A painter and etcher, Henrietta Mears was active in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Provincetown, Massachusetts. She was born in 1877 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and studied at the Art Students League in New York City with Charles Hawthorne and Eric Pape.

She was a member of bi-coastal art associations, the Provincetown Art Association, West Coast Arts, and Berkeley League of Fine Arts. She earned prizes for work exhibited at the Minnesota State Fair in 1927, the St. Paul Institute in 1930, and in 1917, she had a solo exhibition at the Copley Gallery in Boston.

Source: Peter Falk, "Who Was Who in American Art"

This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Henrietta Dunn Mears was born in Milwaukee, WI on Feb. 28, 1877. Henrietta Dunn studied at the Art Students League in NYC and in Massachusetts with Hawthorne and Pape.

The wife of Wm Mears, she moved to St Paul, MN in 1930 and, shortly thereafter, appears to have abandoned her art career. Upon moving to California in 1945, she lived there until her death in Sunland on May 15, 1970.

Member: West Coast Arts; Provincetown AA.

Exh: Copley Gallery (Boston), 1917 (solo); Berkeley (CA) League of FA, 1924; Minn. State Fair, 1927 (1st prize); St Paul Inst., 1930 (award).
Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
American Art Annual 1933; Women Artists of the American West; St Paul Dispatch, 5-25-1970 (obituary).
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