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Susan E Loosley Sroufe

 (1853 - 1940)
Susan E. Loosley Sroufe was active/lived in California.  Susan Sroufe is known for landscape, floral and fruit paintings, Indians.

Biography   Susan E. Loosley Sroufe

The Sroufe family came to California in a prairie schooner in 1850 with the Gold Rush.  On October 2, 1853 Susan was born in Petaluma.  In 1870 the family settled in San Francisco where Susan showed a marked talent for drawing while a student in the public schools.  She later studied art under some of the finest local artists and then for three years in Munich and Paris.  While there she exhibited at the Paris Salon and received an honorable mention.

After returning to San Francisco, the artist established a studio at 13 Pine Street.  In 1892 she wed John R. Loosley and continued to be active in the local art scene.  The earthquake and fire of 1906 destroyed her studio and many of her early works.&

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
City Directory; Women Artists of the American West; Death record; Sausalito News, 1-4-1940 (obituary).

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