Born in Bergen, Norway on Feb. 2, 1859. After arriving in California in 1880, Marie wed artist Johannes Reimers in Oakland three years later. A self-taught artist, she began painting at age 69 while a resident of Berkeley. She exhibited locally and in 1930 sent 14 of her watercolors to Paris for exhibition. She was a resident of Berkeley until her death on Jan. 17, 1946. Exh: Berkeley League of FA, 1929.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
SF Examiner, Jan. 6, 1929; Artists of the American West
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