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Martha Jones

 (1870 - 1945)
Martha Miles Jones was active/lived in California, Iowa.  Martha Jones is known for floral outdoor-indoor, miniature.

Biography   Martha Jones

Born in Denison, IA on April 28, 1870. Martha Miles studied with Vanderpoel at the AIC and in Paris. For seven years she had a studio in Buenos Aires and was one of the first women artists of Argentina. She was the wife of Lathan T. Jones. Moving to San Diego about 1922, she began to exhibit and was active in Los Angeles. During the 1930s she established Los Sureños Art Center and painted watercolors of flowers for the WPA Curriculum Project. She died in La Jolla, CA on Aug. 8, 1945. Member: San Diego Art Guild (pres.); La Jolla AA; Women Painters of the West. Exh: Calif.-Pacific Int'l Expo (San Diego), 1916; Calif. Art Club, 1924; Calif. Society of Min. Painters, 1925; Friday Morning Club (LA), 1926; Ebell Club (LA), 1928; Cali

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Southern California Artists (Nancy Moure); Women of the West; Artists of the American West (Doris Dawdy); American Art Annual 1923-33; Who's Who in American Art 1936-41.

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