Emily Mary Rutherford Mocine was born in New Zealand on March 11, 1884. Emily Rutherford studied at Technical College in Sydney. She settled in Los Angeles in 1906 and established a studio where she taught woodcarving as well as at the YWCA and Architectural Club of Arts & Crafts. She soon married artist Ralph Mocine and was active in the local art scene until her demise on Jan. 1, 1957.
Exh: Alaska-Yukon Expo (Seattle), 1909 (silver medal); Calif.-Pacific Int'l Expo (San Diego), 1935; LA County Fairs, 1935-38 (prizes).
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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