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Marie Venetia Caroline Brackenbury

 (1866 - 1945)
Marie Venetia Caroline Brackenbury was active/lived in California.  Marie Brackenbury is known for painting.

Biography   Marie Venetia Caroline Brackenbury

Marie Venetia Caroline Brackenbury was born in London, England on Oct. 15, 1866. The Brackenbury sisters, Georgina and Marie, settled in San Francisco in 1895. Each Saturday the ladies went to Wm Keith's studio for painting lessons. In 1897 their brother Richard took 24 of Keith's oils to London for Keith's first exhibition in England. Following Keith's death in 1911, Marie returned to England and became a successful portrait painter. A spinster, she died there on Feb. 2, 1945. Exh: Royal Academy (London), 1899-1907.

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Keith, Old Master of California (Brother Cornelius); Interview with the artist or his/her family.

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