Born in Ohio on June 17, 1873. Purdum settled in Los Angeles in 1919 and soon became active in the local art scene. A spinster, she died there on June 14, 1955.
Exh: Painters & Sculptors of LA, 1935; Friday Morning Club (LA), 1938; Colonial Inn (LA), 1939; Women Painters of the West (LA), 1941.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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