Born in Carson City, Nevada on January 22, 1872, the daughter of an itinerant photographer. Winifred often accompanied her father on trips to Nevada City where she discovered a world of beauty in the culture being generated from the money of the Comstock silver mines. She bought her first box of oil paints there and decided to become a portrait painter. After studying at the School of Design in San Francisco, she had further training at the Boston School of Fine Arts and in European art centers. She was often on the move following portrait commissions.
During her long career she painted many of the distinguished men and women who helped shape the intellectual pattern of their age: Albert Einstein, the po
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