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Louise Leyden

 (1898 - 1978)
Louise Hannon Leyden was active/lived in California.  Louise Leyden is known for coastal view.

Biography   Louise Leyden


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Born in Fresno, CA on June 17, 1898. Louise Hannon was educated at Fresno State College. In 1929 she moved to southern California and settled in Laguna Beach with her husband Don W. Leyden. She studied painting locally with Thomas Hunt, William Griffith, and Elanor Colburn. From Laguna she moved nearby to Capistrano Beach where she remained until her demise in San Clemente, CA on April 21, 1978. Her painting subjects included the coast at Laguna and landscapes of the desert and area around her home. Member: Laguna Beach AA; San Clemente Arts & Crafts Club (pres. 1956); Women Painters of the West. Exh: GGIE, 1939; Laguna Festival of Arts, 1939, 1958; Riverside AA, 1941; Laguna Beach Art Gallery, 1953, 1960; Las Vegas Art League, 195

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Who's Who in American Art 1953-62; Women Artists in America (Collins & Opitz); Women Artists of the American West; Death record.

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