Born in Oxford, MA on Nov. 16, 1893 in the home of her great-aunt Clara
Barton, founder of the Red Cross. Loren came to Los Angeles with
her family as a child and received her art training at USC and the ASL
of Los Angeles under William Lees Judson and Rex Slinkard.
While in Europe in 1929, she met Perez Babcock whom she married.
The couple lived in Rome until 1937 and then returned to Los Angeles
where she taught at the Chouinard School of Art. She illustrated
the books, Spanish Alta California
Her last years were spent in Pomona as Mrs. Russell Miller.
She died in Claremont, CA on May 27, 1975.
The subjects of her paintings a
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1921-33; Who's Who in California
1928, 1942; Los Angeles Times, 5-20-1923 & 11-30-1930; Who's Who in American Art
1936-62; So. Calif. Artists 1890-1940; Artists of the American West
(Samuels); Artists of the American West
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