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Della Otis Bushnell

 (1877 - 1971)
Della Otis Bushnell was active/lived in Washington, Oregon.  Della Bushnell is known for portrait, figure, still life and landscape painting, teaching.

Biography   Della Otis Bushnell

Bushnell, Della Otis
(1877 Glenwood, Iowa-1971 Aberdeen, Washington)

A painter, and art teacher for sixty years, Della Bushnell's painting specialty was portraits, but she also did still life, figure, marine, and landscapes in oil and watercolor.  A realist, she wrestled with techniques of detailing and said: “Anyone can paint a pussy willow, but to put fur on it is a different thing.” (Dawdy 65)

The early part of her life she lived in Glenwood, Iowa, but had formal art training in Omaha with J. Laurie Wallace, who had been a teacher at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Remaining active in Omaha, although later moving away, Della "began exhibiting with the Omaha Art Guild of which she was a member,   ...  Displaying 750 of 2084 characters.

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