Born in New York in 1833. Kate married wealthy Robert Johnson and settled in San Francisco about 1863. An amateur painter, she studied locally with William Keith. The Johnsons also built a lavish
estate in Sonoma on the property now owned by the Buena Vista Winery. She died there of pneumonia on Dec. 2, 1893. Wm Keith was one of her pallbearers.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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