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Dora Foster Holmes

 (1858 - 1952)
Dora Foster Holmes was active/lived in California, Wisconsin.  Dora Holmes is known for California landscape and mission scene painting.

Biography   Dora Foster Holmes

Born in Wisconsin on August 28, 1858, Dora wed Thomas G. Holmes at an early age and lived on a farm in Albion, Minnesota until about 1900. 

By 1910 she had settled in Long Beach, California where she had an art studio for a few years after the death of her husband in 1919. 

She died there on August 11, 1952. Her rare oils include southern California landscapes and mission scenes.

Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
 Census; Death Record.

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