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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)

An artist 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.  Her style was realism, and wrestling with techniques of detailing, she said: “Anyone can paint a pussy willow, but to put fur on it is a different thing.” (Dawdy 65)

She lived the early years of her art career 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. In 1914, although she had moved away from the Midwest, Della "began exhibiting with the Omaha Art Guild of whi   ...  Displaying 750 of 1893 characters.

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