Anne Nelson Critcher Cromwell was born in San Francisco, CA Dec. 3, 1861. A watercolor painter and member of a pioneer California family, whose
father was a co-founder of the San Francisco Stock Exchange.
In 1885 she wed Charles Crowell and soon was active in San Francisco's art scene. After her husband's death, she lived on an island off the coast of Spain for many years. At the outbreak of WWII she returned to California and died in Santa Cruz on Oct. 3, 1949. Her painting forte was floral still lifes.
Exhibition venues included the San Francisco Art Association, 1892;
California Midwinter International'l Exposition, San Francisco, 1894;
San Francisco Sketch Club, 1890s, the first women's art
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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