Ella L. Mattheu Kyle was born in California in 1859. By 1880 Ella had wed Matthew Kyle (later mayor of Reno). While a resident of Grass Valley in the 1920s, Kyle painted floral still lifes. She died in Oakland, CA on Nov. 21, 1938. She was the aunt of artist Muriel Branegan.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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