Born in Gladstone, IL on Aug. 12, 1879. Gearhart settled in Pasadena, CA in 1888. She earned her B.A. degree from UCLA in 1901 and further studied with Arthur Dow at Columbia University. She taught applied design in the Los Angeles public schools for forty years. The studio that she shared with her sisters, May and Frances, was converted into an art gallery which sold their paintings as well as those of other local artists. The Printmakers of Los Angeles (formed by Benjamin Brown in 1914) held their monthly meetings at the Gearhart Gallery. She often lectured on art at local women's clubs. A spinster, she died in Pasadena on Sept. 15, 1974.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Graphic, 1-26-1907; American Magazine of Art, May 1929; California Arts and Architecture list, 1932; Southern California Artists
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