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Grace Hawkins

 (1869 - 1944)
Grace Alice Milner Hawkins was active/lived in Montana, Wisconsin, California.  Grace Hawkins is known for landscape painting.

Biography   Grace Hawkins


Born in Bee Town near Bloomington, WI on Oct. 20, 1869, Grace Milner Hawkins grew up in Iowa.  Opting for an art career, she studied in NYC with Twachtman and Cox at the Metropolitan School of Art.

From 1893 to 1897 she lived in Salt Lake City as the wife of Henry Tinsley.  A widow, she then joined her brother in Montana and taught in a small country school in Columbus.  She wed a teacher at that school, Pliny Hawkins, in 1900.  The couple had homes in Absarokee, MT and Madison, WI until moving to southern California in 1933.

Settling in Palos Verdes, Mrs. Hawkins died there on Nov. 16, 1944.

Member: Chicago AA; Long Beach AA; Springfield (IL) AA; Laguna Beach AA. Exh: Midland

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Who's Who in American Art 1936-41; Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs (Bénézit, E); Women Artists of the American West; Death record.

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