Born in Glendale, OH on May 22, 1867, the daughter of pioneer oilman Austin Gunnison. Julia studied art in NYC at the ASL and NAD, and continued in Paris at Académie Julian. At the latter she became interested in painting animals and then went to Montreal, Canada where she studied animal anatomy at the veterinary department of McGill University. Upon moving to San Diego County in the late 1920s, Julia lived in the rural Escondido and Poway areas until her demise on May 31, 1952. Exh: San Diego FA Gallery, 1927; San Diego Art Guild, 1941.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
California Arts and Architecture list, 1932; San Diego Historical Society; Escondido Times-Advocate, 10-18-1970.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