Lura O. Staples was born in California on October 29, 1884. By 1905 Lura was the wife of Clarence H. Staples and a resident of Fresno, CA. The couple ran a stationary store there for many years. By 1930 Lura was a widow and living in Los Angeles. During the 1930s she was active in San Diego with Los Surenos Art Center. She died in Los Angeles on November 20, 1960. Her rare paintings include landscapes of southern California.
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