Pearl Amanda Fine Sturtevant was born in Monterey County, CA on July 9, 1875. "Mandy" Fine was raised in Ukiah, CA where she was a close friend of artist Grace Hudson. As a young woman she attended the Mark Hopkins Institute in San Francisco and then established a studio in Ukiah where she taught drawing and painting. She wed George Sturtevant, a superior court judge, in San Francisco and maintained a studio in her home at 31 Belmont Avenue. She died in Ukiah, CA on Jan. 23, 1950. Her work includes landscapes and still lifes.
Exh: Calif. State Fair, 1891; Sketch Club (SF), 1906-12; Berkeley AA, 1908; SFAA, 1917-18.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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