Born in Otego, NY on Oct. 24, 1825. By 1883 Gates had moved to San Francisco after years of travel in EuropeNorth Africa, and the Middle East. While active in the local art scene, she exhibited paintings of wild flowers. A spinster, she died there on Sept. 21, 1912.
Exh: Mechanics' Inst. (SF), 1883.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
SF Call, 5-3-1908, 5/1 & 10-21-1908, 4/6; Death Record; KOV; SF Call, 5-3-1908, 5/1; SF Examiner, 9-22-1912 (obit); NY Times, 4-26-1914. 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