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Lenore Porter

 (1887 - 1980)
Lenore Alice Branam Porter was active/lived in California.  Lenore Porter is known for Painting; Etching; Craftsman.

Biography   Lenore Porter


Born in North Bend, WA on Oct. 19, 1887.  The daughter of a wagon master, Lenore's parents came from Kentucky and pioneered in Washington before its statehood.  As a young girl she studied art and botany in the public schools of Ellensburg.  In 1923 she wed artist James Tank Porter and settled in La Mesa, San Diego County, CA where she remained for the rest of her life.  There she studied painting with Charles Reiffel, J. Francis Smith, and Robert Landry.  Her paintings include landscapes, still lifes, and many studies of flowers.  She was also adept at wood carving, leather tooling, and pottery.  Mrs. Porter died on Aug. 1, 1980.  Member:  San Diego Art Guild; Foothills AA. 

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Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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