Born in Ohio on July 10, 1893, by the 1930s Ethel Shearer had moved to northern California and settled in Corte Madera. While working as a secretary, she painted in her leisure.
Unmarried and a cancer victim, she died at the Marin County Farm & Hospital on May 4, 1952.
Member: San Francisco Women Artists.
Exh: SFMA Inaugural, 1935 (oils); Oakland Art Gallery, 1936.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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