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Mary Bertha Purdum

 (1873 - 1955)
Mary Bertha Purdum was active/lived in California, Ohio.  Mary Purdum is known for painting.

Biography   Mary Bertha Purdum

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"
Death Record; LA Times, 6-16-1955 (obit).

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