Lillian West (Dixon) Tobey
(1879 - 1926)
Lillian West (Dixon) Tobey was active/lived in California, New York. Lillian Tobey is known for painting, metal and leather decoration.
Biography Lillian West (Dixon) Tobey
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A painter and craftsperson active in Northern California, Lillian Tobey was born in Chicago, Illinois to Irish parents and moved to San Francisco about 1900. Her studio at 414 Pine Street was next door to Maynard Dixon and William Keith, and she, described as a "diminutive, fiery Irish girl" who painted and worked in metal and decorative leather, was married to Dixon in 1905 at the home of well-known writer, Charles Lummis in Los Angeles.
Several months after their May honeymoon trip to San Francisco, the couple spent several weeks in Arizona at the Hubbell Trading Post in Ganada. There they attended a nine-day Navajo ceremony with three-thousand Navajos in the encampment. The next year, while staying with friends in San Francisco,
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