Katherine Ball Bishop was born in Los Angeles, CA in 1883. During 1901-13 Bishop studied in San Francisco at the Mark Hopkins Art Institute under Arthur Mathews and with Will Sparks. By 1920 she was a drawing teacher in the public schools there. She died in San Francisco on June 22, 1933. Her work includes still lifes, landscapes, portraits, and scenes of San Francisco.
Exh: Sketch Club (SF), 1908-12; SFAA, 1916.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Census; Artists of the American West
(Doris Dawdy); California State Library (Sacramento); American Art Annual
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