Martella Cone Lane
(1875 - 1962)
Martella Cone Lane was active/lived in California, Iowa. Martella Lane is known for portrait, still life, animal and redwood tree painting.
Biography Martella Cone Lane
From Albia, Iowa, Martella Cone Lane became a painter especially noted
for the redwood trees of northern California. She was the
youngest of five children in a family supported by a father who was a
minister. In 1890, when she was fifteen, her family moved to
Hollister, California, but she remained in the Midwest to attend Cotner
College in Lincoln, Nebraska. In 1895, she had earned a diploma
in art, and in 1931, the College bestowed an honorary Doctor of Fine
Arts Degree upon her.
She studied briefly at Drake University in Des Moines and then went to
northern California where she married George Robert Lane in 1899. The
couple moved to Fortuna, and she taught art privately and at Fortuna
Union High School. I
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