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Mabel Karl

 (1901 - 1990)
Mabel Fairfax Smith Karl was active/lived in Texas, California, Oregon.  Mabel Karl is known for sculptor-human figure, etcher.

Biography   Mabel Karl


Sculptor, etcher, printmaker. Born in Glendale, OR on June 27, 1901. Mabel Smith studied at the ASL of NYC. By 1919 she had settled in San Diego and established a studio on Point Loma. In 1926 she studied bronze casting with Archibald Dawson at the Santa Barbara School of the Arts. About 1927 she married Fred Karl and after that time was active in both San Diego and Houston, TX until the early 1940s. Mrs. Karl died in San Diego on Nov. 14, 1990. Member: San Diego FA Society; Southern States Art League. Exh: San Diego FA Gallery, 1927-35 (prizes); Houston Museum, 1932, 1934, 1935 (prizes); GGIE, 1939. In: Wilson High School, San Diego (bronze relief panels); Houston Museum; San Diego Museum. AAA 1933; WWAA 1936-41.

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