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 Florence Lundborg  (1871 - 1949)

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Lived/Active: California      Known for: landscape painting, prints-poster, mural

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BIOGRAPHY for Florence Lundborg
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1871 (San Francisco, California)
 
Death
1949 (New York City)

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California

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Florence Lundborg was a member of the San Francisco group known as "Les  Jeunes", who published a magazine, The Lark, in the 1890s; she designed some of the covers.  In 1909 she traveled through Europe with fellow artist Belle McMurtry. 

Her murals were in the Tea Room of the California Building at the Panama Pacific International 
Exposition and she also received a bronze medal for oil painting in the exposition. 

From 1915 to 1917 Lundborg and McMurtry shared a studio in the Studio Building on Post Street, San Francisco.  They moved together to New York in June 1917.  In 1918 Lundborg  participated with other New York artists in providing French landscape paintings to be used in training U.S. soldiers.

There seems to be no record of Belle McMurtry distinguishing herself as an artist.

Written and submitted by Ann Harlow, Independent Art Historian

Biography from Crocker Art Museum Store:
Painter, illustrator, muralist. Born in San Francisco, CA in 1871, Florence Lundborg studied locally with Arthur Mathews at the School of Design and continued with James Whistler in Paris in the early 1900s.

While in San Francisco she was a resident of 1918 Sacramento Street until her great success with murals at the Panama Pacific Exhibition of 1915. She then moved to New York City, where she gained fame as an illustrator of such books as the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayam, Honey Bee, Yosemite Legends, and Odes and Sonnets.

Her many posters were influenced by the art nouveau and arts and crafts movement of the early part of this century.

Lundborg died in New York City on Jan. 18, 1949.

Member: National Association of Women Painters & Sculptors; San Francisco Art Association.

Exhibition:
California Midwinter Expo, 1894; Mark Hopkins Institute., 1898; Sorosis Club, 1913; Panama Pacific Exposition, 1915 (bronze medal); San Francisco Art Association, 1916-19; Oakland Art Gallery Inaugural, 1916.

Collections:
MM; Wadleigh High School (NYC); Curtis High School (Staten Island). WAA; AWA; AAA 1919-33; FId; Ber; WWA; AAW; WWAA 1936-47; Sam.
Source:
Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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