Millie L. (Wood) Burrall was born in Virginia City, NV on Aug. 27, 1865. The Burrall family settled in Napa, CA in 1877. Millie grew up there and attended public schools. When quite young she began studying painting in San Francisco with Eva Withrow and others. About 1890 she settled in Oakland but commuted by ferry to San Francisco where she was active in the local art scene. In 1906 she married Charles Wood and continued to live in Oakland until her demise on Feb. 25, 1944. A still-life specialist, she is best known for her exquisitely rendered yellow and red roses. Exh: Oakland Industrial Expo, 1896; Calif. State Fair, 1899-1902; SFAA, 1904-12; Starr King Fraternity (Oakland), 1905; Shakespeare Club (LA), 1906; Berkeley AA, 1908.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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