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Margaret Boyd Bush

 (1856 - 1921)
Margaret Boyd Bush was active/lived in California, New York / Europe.  Margaret Bush is known for Watercolor Painting.

Biography   Margaret Boyd Bush

Margaret Boyd Bush was born in Albany, NY on Nov. 20, 1856 into a large Sottish family. Margaret Boyd was educated at Albany Female Academy. In 1877 she married Archibald Bush; however, her husband died on their honeymoon of mastoiditis. Months later she gave birth to a baby who lived only a few months. The widow then traveled and visited with relatives both in Scotland and New York. While in Europe, she studied drawing. In 1884 she made her first trip to California where her brother had established a ranch near Santa Barbara. For years to come she visited family in Santa Barbara and left many watercolors and sketches of that area. Seldom seen, her works remain in the hands of relatives.

Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Western Drawings From the Sketchbooks of Margaret Boyd Bush 1883-1887 (by Katharine B. Wollman.

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