(1875 - 1913)
Susan (Serpell) Watkins was active/lived in California. Susan Watkins is known for portrait, interiors and genre painting.
Born in California in 1875. Watkins studied at the ASL in NYC and then spent ten years in Paris as a pupil of Raphael Collin. She began her career as a landscape painter but portraits soon became her forte. In 1911 she married banker Goldsborough Serpell and settled in Norfolk, VA. She died there on June 18, 1913. Member: ANA (1912). Exh: Paris Salon, 1899, 1901 (gold medal); Louisiana Purchase Expo (St Louis), 1904 (silver medal); Mark Hopkins Inst. (SF), 1906; Alaska-Yukon Expo (Seattle), 1909; NAD, 1910 (prize); Vickery, Atkins & Torrey (SF), 1910. In: CHS.
Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"American Art Annual
1903-15; SF Call, 9-7-1911; Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers
(Fielding, Mantle); Artists of the American West
(Doris Dawdy); California State Library (Sacramento); Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs
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