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Lillian Pardee

 (1859 - 1936)
Lillian Minerva Magill Pardee was active/lived in California, Illinois.  Lillian Pardee is known for painting.

Biography   Lillian Pardee


Born in Rock Island, IL on Oct. 31, 1859. While visiting in Watsonville, CA in 1888, "Minnie" Magill wed George Thayer Pardee, a prosperous dealer in farm imports. After her marriage she studied art in San Francisco with Wm Keith and others. The Pardee home in Watsonville was a large farm house at 22 Fourth Street on the corner of Main. There she gave art lessons to aspiring young artists, among them Lillie May Nicholson. Primarily a watercolorist, she also worked in oil and painted china. Mrs. Pardee died in Oakland, CA on Nov. 21, 1936. Exh: Calif. State Fair, 1891.

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Keith, Old Master of California (Brother Cornelius); Interview with the artist or his/her family.

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