Born in Ireland on June 8, 1910. Sylvia moved to southern California in 1928 and settled on a 640-acre ranch with her cowboy-husband, Slim Winslow. A self-taught artist, her forte was landscapes of the Mojave desert. After Slim's death in 1973 she ceased painting. In 1990 she wed Phillip Kirby and lived in Kern County until her demise on Feb. 15, 1996. Member: Artists of the Southwest. Exh: Gardena High School, 1945; Desert Magazine Bldg (Palm Desert), 1949; Chamber of Commerce (Santa Paula), 1953.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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