Sarah Garrett Humphrey was born in Peoria, IL on July 26, 1860. Sarah Garrett studied at the AIC and taught there briefly. After marrying Andrew Humphrey, she moved to California. Her early married life was spent in Santa Monica; she later lived in Lodi, Sebastopol, and Sacramento. She died in the latter on Sept. 23, 1943. Her subjects include portraits, landscapes, missions, and cherubs at play. As well as painting, she also sculpted and wrote poetry.
Exh: Illinois State Fair Juvenile Dept, 1873 (silver medal), 1874 (best pastel portrait).
Works held in Public Places: Knights of Pythias Lodge, Los Angeles (Damon & Pythias).
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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