Born in Madera, CA on Sept. 12, 1918. Martinelli studied at the CCAC under Walter Landor whom she married in 1940. For a few years she taught at the Oakland Student Art Center before settling in San Francisco. She died while visiting the Big Sur on Jan. 28, 2001.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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