Catherine Balthis was born in Virginia City, NV in 1876. Balthis settled in Fresno, CA in 1878 and taught in the public schools for about 40 years. During the 1890s she studied painting locally with Mattie C. Shelton. A spinster, she died in Fresno on Oct. 25, 1931.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"Art and Artists of 19th Century Fresno
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