Born in Manchester, IA on Jan. 18, 1868. Mae Harrison was living in a mining camp in Oklahoma in 1888 when she married a gold miner. Traveling about the Southwest in a covered wagon, the couple lived in Colorado for a few years. A self-taught artist, she began painting about 1904. After settling in Oakland in 1911, she lived there until her death on Feb. 20, 1964.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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