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Ella Bush

 (1861 - 1948)
Ella Shepard Bush was active/lived in Washington, California, Illinois.  Ella Bush is known for portrait-figure, floral, miniature.

Biography   Ella Bush


Ella Shepard Bush was born in Galesburg, IL in 1861. Bush studied at the Art Students League in NYC under Weir, Kenyon Cox, Henri, and T. W. Thayer. After settling in southern California about 1915, she was a resident of Sierra Madre and Los Angeles. She died in Temple City, CA on Dec. 10, 1948.

Exh: Alaska-Yukon Expo (Seattle), 1909 (silver medal); Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915; Calif. Art Club, 1917-32; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1920 (solo); Seattle FA Society, 1920 (award); West Coast Arts, 1921 (1st prize); Calif. Society Min. Painters, 1922-32 (prizes); Cannell & Chaffin (LA), 19222; Ebell Club (LA), 1924 (prize); Friday Morning Club (LA), 1925, 1938; Pasadena Women Painters & Sculptors, 192

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
American Art Annual 1919-33; Who's Who in American Art 1936-47; Who's Who in California 1942; Southern California Artists (Nancy Moure); Artists of the American West (Doris Dawdy); Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs (Bénézit, E).

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