Painter. Born in San Leandro, CA on Jan. 11, 1892. As a child Goldie Powell began studying art locally with Goddard Gale. Leaving Oakland High School, she studied at UC Berkeley, CSFA, and Columbia University. She taught art in the public schools of San Rafael and Oakland (1913-23) and married Joseph Harding in 1920. About 1933 she moved to southern California and lived in Santa Monica and Palm Desert where she helped form the Palm Springs Civic Art Assn. She lectured widely on modern art and was highly regarded by her many students. Mrs. Harding died in St Helena (CA) Hospital on Feb. 22, 1974. Her subjects include scenes of Mexico and California landscapes. Member: Calif. Art Club; LAAA; Calif. WC Society; Women Painters of the West. Exh: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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