Georgia Crittenden Bemis was born in Delano, MN on Jan. 13, 1908. Bemis moved to San Diego, CA in 1928. She studied there at the Academy of Fine Arts and with Pauline DeVol, Charles Reiffel, Otto Schneider, and Ruth Norton Ball. After five years in San Diego, she moved to the San Francisco Bay area. Portraits became her specialty, both in oil and various sculpture media. In 1939 she went to New York to paint Mayor LaGuardia for the Arizona Bldg at the World's Fair. While there, she further studied with Frank V. DuMond at the ASL. In 1940 she married Ray Goozen, and for many years had a studio in San Francisco. Having enjoyed a long career, she continued to paint at her home in the hills of Oak
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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