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Mary Eleanor Evans

 (born 1852)
Mary Eleanor Evans was active/lived in California, Illinois / France.  Mary Evans is known for Landscape, Genre, Portrait and Marine Painting.

Biography   Mary Eleanor Evans

Born in Illinois in 1852.  Evans studied in NYC at the NAD and ASL, and in Paris with Laurens, Bouvet, Couture, and Constant.   By the 1880s she was a resident of San Francisco and active in the local art scene.  Following the earthquake of 1906, she lived in Los Angeles for three years before moving to Mexico.  During 1926-31 she lived in Santa Barbara.   Her rare works include landscapes, genre, portraits, and marines.  Exh:  San Francisco Art Association, 1885-89; Fine Arts League (LA), 1909. 

Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
City Directory; Census; SCA

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