Marietta Breckenridge Somerville was born in Iowa on Aug. 22, 1875. Marietta was the wife of Ernest L. Somerville. The couple lived in St Louis, MO before settling in Los Angeles in 1914. Marietta died there on Feb. 27, 1958. Her work includes landscapes of the desert near Palm Springs and the rolling hills around Los Angeles.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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