Phoebe McDonald was born in Trinidad, CO on Feb. 2, 1902. McDonald lived in Sale Creek, TN before moving to Los Angeles about 1934. The Depression being a difficult time for artists, she became a psychologist but continued to sculpt and paint in her leisure. A spinster and long-time resident of Laguna Beach, CA, she died there on Jan. 4, 1997.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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