Bertha Wainwright Guiher
(1870 - 1951)
Bertha Wainwright Guiher was active/lived in Iowa, California. Bertha Guiher is known for teaching and figure and floral painting.
Biography Bertha Wainwright Guiher
The daughter of Madison County, Iowa, pioneers, Bertha Wainwright was born in November 1870. Her father, Vincent Wainwright, was an attorney and one of the first men to permanently settle in the small community of Winterset. Among his six children, Bertha and a sister were the only ones to survive childhood.
Bertha completed studies at the local high school, then married, and was widowed by the age of twenty. She turned her energies towards art and studied painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Broadmoor Art School (Colorado Springs, CO), and had private lessons while in San Jose, California.
An art teacher and professional painter, she showed several works in Des Moines-area galleries. The Quilt Mak
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