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 Rowena Fischer Meeks Abdy  (1887 - 1945)

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Lived/Active: California / Austria      Known for: landscape, missions and history painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Rowena Abdy
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1887 (Vienna, Austria)
 
Death
1945 (San Francisco, California)

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California / Austria

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Born in Vienna, Austria of wealthy American parents on April 24, 1887. Crippled at birth, one of Rowena’s legs was shorter than the other. During the 1890s she came to San Francisco and as a teenager began art instruction at the Mark Hopkins Institute under Arthur Mathews. In 1910 she married writer Harry B. Abdy and bought a home in Monterey where she further studied with Armin Hansen. From there she built a mission-style home in San Juan Bautista. In 1917 Mrs. Abdy moved to San Diego and (showing 500 of 3405 characters).



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