Katherine Madeline (Kate) Ball
(1859 - 1952)
Katherine Madeline (Kate) Ball was active/lived in California, Nebraska. Katherine Ball is known for floral and landscape painting, teaching, writing.
Biography Katherine Madeline (Kate) Ball
Ball, Katherine (Kate) Madeline
(1859, Reading, Pennsylvania-1952, San Francisco, California)
Coming from the East Coast where she had attended Cooper Union Art School in New York City to Omaha, Nebraska in 1888, Katherine Ball began seven years with the Omaha public schools as writing and drawing teacher and art supervisor. From her first year in that state, she played an active role in formation of the Western Art Association. Its purpose as explained by George W. Lininger, art collector, was: "To advance the knowledge and love of the fine arts through the exhibition of works of art, the acquisition of books and papers for the purpose of forming an art library, and lectures upon subjects pertaining to art" (Wakeley 369)
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