Born in San Francisco, CA on Aug. 26, 1913, the daughter of painter Xavier Martinez. Micaela began drawing at age three under her father's supervision. At nine she traveled to Paris where she studied art for one year and at nineteen graduated from the CCAC. In 1938 she did post-graduate study at the CSFA where she studied fresco painting with Victor Arnautoff and sculpture with Ralph Stackpole; she later studied stone cutting with Ruth Cravath. In 1944 she married artist Ralph DuCasse; the marriage ended in divorce. From 1955 to 1978 she taught at San Francisco College for Women. The artist maintained a studio in her home in Piedmont where she lived from the time she was a small child until her death on May 5, 1989. In: Set of Stati
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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