Born in Massilon, OH on Dec. 13, 1873. Williams began art studies as a child and continued at the ASL in NYC. She moved from Canton, OH to San Diego about 1906 where her brother owned a gold mine in nearby Julian. In San Diego she maintained a studio in a building she owned at Seventh and Beech streets where Alfred R. Mitchell also lived and worked. Her last six months were spent in a hospital in Los Angeles where she died on June 21, 1943. Her oeuvre includes landscapes, floral still lifes, miniatures, and portraits. Member: San Diego Art Guild (charter member, 1915). Exh: Carnegie Library (San Diego), 1909 (solo); Panama Calif. Int'l Expo (San Diego), 1915 (silver and bronze medals); San Diego FA Gallery, 1927; Calif.-Pacific Int
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"Women Artists of the American West
; San Diego Historical Society; San Diego Union, 6-25-1943 (obituary).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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