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Moira Wallace

 (1910 - 1979)
Moira Wallace was active/lived in California.  Moira Wallace is known for portrait, mural.

Biography   Moira Wallace


Born in Carmel, CA on April 2, 1910. A child prodigy, at age 11 Wallace earned money to study with Fred Gray at the Carmel Arts & Crafts Club; at 13 she had 24 drawings in the San Francisco Chronicle. Educated at the Dominican Convent in San Rafael, she then studied art in San Francisco with Armin Hansen and Maurice Sterne. During the 1920s she worked for Foster & Kleiser (billboards). In 1941 she wed Guthrie Courvoisier, founder of the plastic arts firm "Couroc." During the later part of her life, she lived on the Monterey Peninsula. She died there on Jan. 15, 1979. Exh: SFAA; Carmel AA; Gump's (SF), 1927; SFMA; Carmel Museum 1967. Murals: Naval Postgraduate School (Monterey); Carmel High School; Mark Hopkins Hotel (SF); SF Pres

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
California State Library (Sacramento).

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