Born in Oakland, CA on June 21, 1869. King was active in the San Francisco art scene during the 1890s. She had a home in Berkeley until 1902 and then settled across the bay in San Francisco. Many of her works were lost in the earthquake and fire of 1906. She shared a studio with her sister Nettie until the latter's marriage in 1910. She then worked as a milliner for many years. A spinster, she lived at 54 Lower Terrace until her demise on June 29, 1955. The subjects of her oils and watercolors include landscapes, coastals, and local scenic spots.
Exh: Oakland Industrial Expo, 1896; SFAA, 1890s-1906.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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