Rosebud Josephine Lane was born in San Antonio, Texas on April 3, 1903. Lane came to California in 1906 and settled in Oakland. After graduating from Oakland High School, she studied at the University of California. During the 1920s she was involved with dance, theater, and social work; by 1930 she was the wife of Howell F. Preddy and living in San Francisco. During the 1930s she took up painting as a pupil of Francis Woodcock. She then was a medical illustrator at Letterman Hospital for many years before her death in San Francisco on June 1, 1997.
Exhibited: Gumps (San Francisco), 1930s; Delphic Gallery (New York City), 1934-37; San Francisco Museum of Art Inaugural, 1935; Society for
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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