Eva R. Griffin Turner was born in New Grenada , South America in 1872. The Griffin family had moved to San Francisco by 1880. Eva was the daughter of George B. Griffin who befriended and gave earliest encouragement to Gutzon Borglum. At age twelve she began studying art with Borglum in Los Angeles .
She later married a man named Turner.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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