Clara L. McQuaid was born in California on Sept. 19, 1875. McQuaid spent most of her life in San Francisco and studied there at the Mark Hopkins Art Institute. For many years she worked as an artist for Bethlehem Steel. A spinster, she died in San Leandro, CA on Dec. 3, 1958.
Exh: San Francisco Art Association, 1916.
Works held in public places: California Historical Society.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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