Ida Dobson Babcock was born in Darlington, WI on Feb. 23, 1860. Ida Dobson was a pupil of George D. Brush, Wm Lippincott, and Chas F. Browne. By 1932 she had married Elmer Babcock and settled in Redlands, CA where she soon became active in the local art scene. She died there on March 15, 1942. Her painting forays into the nearby deserts produced many landscapes.
Member: San Bernardino AA; Artists Council (LA).
Works Held: Univ. of Nebraska Gallery (Lincoln).
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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