Born in Sunshine, CO on June 2, 1876.
As an infant Vonna Owings traveled by stagecoach with her parents to Deer Lodge, MT where she grew up and was educated. When she was six Lillian Hudson, an artist from New York, came to live with her family and gave Vonna her first painting and drawing lessons.
She later studied at the College of Montana and in 1895 traveled to San Francisco where she studied for one year with Chris Jorgensen. She then furthered her art studies in Chicago at the Smith Academy, AIC, and the Prang Summer School. During 1902-03 she taught drawing in the Indianapolis public schools and then returned to Montana where she continued teaching.
After marrying attorney Samuel E. Webb in 1905 inNearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here
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