Lucy Fletcher Walker was born on May 31, 1888 in Coulterville, TN. Walker settled in Fresno, CA with her parents in 1892. Following graduation from Fresno High School, she studied at the CCAC in 1912. She wed Arthur Townsend in Reno in 1929. Upon returning to Fresno, she was head of the art department at Reedley College until retirement in 1950. She then lived in San Jose until her move to a rest home in Berkeley where she died on March 26, 1981. Her works include prints, oils and watercolors of Yosemite, Carmel, and the High Sierra.
Member: Fresno AA; Central Calif. AA.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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