(1897 - 1995)
Ila Mae McAfee was active/lived in New Mexico, New York, Colorado. Ila McAfee is known for portrait and animal painting, sculpture, textile design.
Biography Ila McAfee
Ila Mae McAfee was born 1897 in the small ranching community of
Sargents in southwestern Colorado near Gunnison. She died in 1995
in Pueblo, Colorado, where she moved after leaving her adobe home in
Taos, New Mexico in late summer 1993.
She was raised on her
family's ranch south of Gunnison, and attended Logan County School,
riding ten miles each way to school. In 1916, she graduated from
Gunnison High School and then spent time in Los Angeles at the West
Lake School of Art and the Haz Art School (1917-1918).
to Colorado, she studied art with Catherine and Henry Ricter at Western
State College where she earned a BA degree in 1919. The next year
she went to Chicago and became a student of
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