Born in Oakland, CA on Aug. 12, 1873, Nettie King lived in Eureka before settling in San Francisco at an early age. After studying art at the Mark Hopkins Institute (1893-99) she was active in the local art scene from the turn of the century.
At her studio on Bush near Van Ness, she painted miniatures on ivory and porcelain. After marrying Joseph Firebaugh in 1910, she established a home in San Francisco at 643 Oak Street where she remained until her demise on July 8, 1960.
She was the sister of artist Edith D. King.
California State Fair, 1880; San Francisco Art Assciation, 1898-1912; Mechanics' Institute Fair (SF), 1899; Kilohana Art League (Hawaii), 1900; Panama Pacific International Expositio
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
California State Library (Sacramento); Ferdinand Perret Files; SF Call, 2-17-1910, p.5; American Art Annual
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