Blanche Evelyn Baldwin McGaw was born in San Francisco, CA on March 18, 1874. Blanche Baldwin was educated in the public schools of San Francisco and at the Mark Hopkins Institute. She married artist John McGaw in 1898 and remained a resident of her native city until her death on Oct. 12, 1954. She was also an accomplished musician and author of a book of poetry, Joys of Life are Little Things.
Exh: SF Women Artists; Oakland Art Gallery, 1928; League of American Pen Women, De Young Museum, 1928; San Francisco Art Association, 1928; Santa Cruz Art League, 1934.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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