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Lucia Mathews

 (1870 - 1955)
Lucia Kleinhans Mathews was active/lived in California.  Lucia Mathews is known for landscape, portrait, and mural painting, craftsperson.

Biography   Lucia Mathews


Born in San Francisco, California on August 29, 1870, Lucia Mathews began drawing at an early age.  After one year at Mills College, she enrolled at the Mark Hopkins Art Institute where she studied with Arthur Mathews.  A romance blossomed and they were married in 1894.

The couple went on to become one of the most influential and important art forces in turn-of-the-century San Francisco.  They were the leaders of the California Decorative Style, which was the West Coast expression of the arts and crafts movement.

In 1899 she studied in Paris at Académie Carmen and was influenced by Whistler. After the fire of 1906, their workshop was at 1717 California Street where their tremendous output incl

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Art in California (R. L. Bernier, 1916); Painters & Sculptors in California: the Modern Era; American Art Annual 1919; Who's Who in California 1928; California Art Research, 20 volumes; Mathews by Harvey Jones; Calif. Design 1910; Los Angeles Times, 7-17-1955 (obituary).

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