Born in Brooklyn, NY on Nov. 29, 1865. Downing settled in San Francisco in 1874. While working as a secretary, she painted in her leisure. A spinster, she died there on Jan. 13, 1944. Her work includes figure studies and landscapes.
Exh: SFAA, 1890-1900; Mechanics' Inst. Fair, 1899.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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