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Anna Annie Briggs

 (1867 - 1945)
Anna (Annie) Frances Lane Briggs was active/lived in California, District Of Columbia.  Anna Annie Briggs is known for California landscape painting.

Biography   Anna (Annie) Briggs

Born in Washington, DC on June 7, 1867. "Annie" Briggs was a resident of Oakland at 530 13th Street during the 1890s-1910. She studied painting with Wm Keith and in London, Paris, and Holland. At the turn of the century she shared a studio with Lillie O'Ryan in San Francisco at 414 Pine Street. After marrying George W. Lane, she settled on a farm in Morgan Hill, CA where she remained until her demise on April 18, 1945. Her landscapes include scenes of Alameda, Oakland, and Fruitvale. Some of her later paintings are signed "Frances Lane." Member: Sketch Club (SF); SFAA; Spinners Club. Exh: San Francisco Art Association, 1894-1907; Calif. State Fair, 1895-1901; Oakland Industrial Expo, 1896; Mechanics' Inst. (SF), 1896; Sequoia Clu

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Keith, Old Master of California (Brother Cornelius); Artists of the American West (Doris Dawdy); SF Chronicle, 6-16-1902; American Art Annual 1909-10; Death record; Morgan Hill Times, 4-20-1945 (obituary).

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