Born in California. By the mid-1880s Mrs. Fontaine had settled in Los Angeles. She was described as "...a handsome face and a model of physical beauty." Her portraits were said to be "full of deep warm expression" while her floral still lifes "linger long in one's memory."
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
J.H. Von Keith’s Westward-Southern California (Green & Co, LA, 1887), p.63. Nearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here