Born in Buffalo, NY on April 16, 1903, Marian Brackenridge, at age
six, moved to Pasadena where she grew up and attended public
schools. In 1921 she began to study sculpture at the Art Students
League in New York City under Leo Lentelli and, after returning to
Pasadena, continued under Alexander. P. Proctor.
In 1925 she moved to Santa Barbara where she assisted Ettore Cadorin
for several years. The years 1936-41 were spent in San Francisco;
she then moved to Sonoma, CA where she remained until her demise on
March 17, 1999.
Her sculpture was influenced by the 16th century Italian sculptors.
During WWII she painted a few oils which were in museum exhibitions.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"Contemporary American Sculpture
; American Art Annual
1929; Interview with the artist or his/her family.Nearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here
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