Born in San Francisco, CA on April 13, 1876. Sophia studied art at the Mark Hopkins Institute and was active in the local art scene at the turn of the century. After her marriage to Arthur W. Stetson in 1901, she was busy raising a family and was inactive as an artist after that time. About 1915 the Stetsons moved to Palo Alto where she remained until her death on June 2, 1970. Her work consists of a few pencil and crayon portraits which are held within the family. Exh: Sketch Club (SF), 1898; SFAA, 1898, 1900; Calif. State Fair, 1900.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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