Born in Mahony City, PA on Nov. 12, 1887. Norma Skeath migrated to southern California in 1895. After her marriage to Cary Groton in 1911, she settled in Glendale and lived there for the rest of her life. She studied painting with Ernest Tonk, Sam Hyde Harris, and Bennett Bradbury. During the 1940s and 1950s she taught painting to small groups. From her brush came oils of the mountains, deserts, coast, and valleys of southern California. Mrs. Groton died in Glendale on Jan. 8, 1958. She was the sister-in-law of artist Dorothy Groton. Member: Women Painters of the West; Glendale AA; Ebell Club (LA); Burbank AA. In: Broadmoor Sanitarium (LA); Retirement Hotel (Montrose, CA).
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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