Mabel Christina Bennett Hutchinson was born on a farm in Blackfoot River Valley, ID on Feb. 13, 1903. Mabel married Milon Hutchinson in 1927 and the couple left Idaho to seek their fortune in southern California. She studied art at Riverside Jr. College and with Rex Brandt. Her subjects include farm scenes around Riverside and coastals of the Orange County area. In 1959 she turned from painting to wood constructions, such as totems and decorative doors. She lived in Capistrano Beach, CA from the late 1940s until shortly before her demise in Firth, ID on Dec. 18, 1999.
Member: Riverside AA.
Exh: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1939, 1940, 1942, 1944, 1949, 1951, 1952; Golden Gate International Exposition, 1939; Cali
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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