Neva Young was born in Nashville, TN on July 20, 1862. Neva Young came to California with her parents in 1864. After a few years in Fresno, she settled in Santa Rosa where she taught in the public schools. She was a pupil of Lorenzo P. Latimer whose influence is seen in her watercolors. In 1918 she married James G. Hood, a vinyardist and remained in Santa Rosa until her demise on Jan. 8, 1937.
Exh: Calif. State Fair, 1889-90.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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