Born in Los Angeles, CA on Sept. 23, 1916. After her parents died, Katherine left California at age four when adopted by a family in Michigan. She graduated from high school in Battle Creek in 1934 and then returned to California to study at Mills College and the California School of Fine Arts. She wed George Tooby in 1936 and moved to Wisconsin. Divorced in 1942, she married Karl Randels and returned to Battle Creek where she remained until her demise on March 20, 2008 . Still painting, her subjects include landscapes and figure studies. Exh: SFAA, 1937, 1941; GGIE, 1939; Battle Creek Art Center, 1997 (solo). In: Calhoun Co. Bldg in Marshall, MI (mural); Battle Creek Art Center.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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