Monona Van Cise
(1859 - 1933)
Monona Colby Van Cise was active/lived in California, Wyoming, Wisconsin. Monona Van Cise is known for portrait, florals, mountain landscape.
Biography Monona Van Cise
Monona Van Cise, a painter of landscapes in oil and watercolor, was born November 19, 1859, in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. While her father fought in the Civil War, Van Cise lived in Wisconsin, after which the family resided for several years in Michigan, settling in Algona, Louisiana, in 1870. She married Orson Fowler Van Cise, a civil engineer and Universalist minister, in 1878. When their only child died at the age of three, Van Cise turned to art. She studied in Minneapolis, c. 1889-1892, and, in 1894-1897, at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois.
She lived in Laramie, Wyoming, 1899-c. 1906; Arensdale, Manitou, and Colorado City, Colorado, 1907-1910; La Jolla, California, for an unknown length of time beginning in 191
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