Born in Heysham, England on Sept. 11, 1874. At age six Gertrude immigrated to Oakland with her family. She studied under her father J. H. E. Partington who became a well-known portraitist in the San Francisco Bay area. At the turn of the century she was an illustrator for the San Francisco Examiner doing society and court room sketches, and then went to Paris for further study at Académie Delecluse and with G. X. Prinet. While in Paris she exhibited at the Salon and learned to make dry point etchings. After her European studies, she returned to San Francisco and established a studio at 220 Post Street where she produced etchings, portraits, and oils of sand dunes, the Golden Gate, and scenes of the San Fr
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Invw; Ber; CAR; AAA 1919-33; WAA; AAW; Sam; WWAA 1936-41; SF Chronicle, 10-19-1903 and 9-4-1959 (obit).Nearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here
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