Sybil Rinehart Huntington was born in Illinois on March 13, 1870. She studied art at Washington University in Washington, DC in the 1890s. Upon moving to Colorado, she married mining engineer John G. Huntington in 1901.
For several years the couple lived in Nevada in a remote mining camp called Sawtooth Knob. The couple led a peripatetic life traveling from mining camp to mining camp. Sybil made painting forays into the desert and mountains of the areas where she lived.
After the death of her husband in 1958 she lived in southern California and Winnemuca, NV. She died at the home of her son in Galesville, MD on Oct. 15, 1973.
Exh: World's Columbian Expo (Chicago), 1893.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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