Born in Oberlin, OH on Jan. 11, 1877. After graduating from Oberlin College, Severance studied at the AIC, Cleveland School of Art, and ASL in NYC. In 1938 she left her native city and settled in San Diego, CA where she remained until her death on March 9, 1972. Exh: San Diego Art Guild, 1940; La Jolla Art Center, 1942. In: Library of Congress; San Diego Museum; Oberlin College; St Mary's School (Knoxville, IL).
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"American Art Annual
1917-33; Art News, 1-12-1924; Who's Who in American Art
1936-62; Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers
(Fielding, Mantle); Journal of San Diego History, Summer 1989.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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