Vonna Owings Webb
(1876 - 1964)
Vonna Owings Webb was active/lived in California, Colorado. Vonna Webb is known for landscape, marine.
Born in Sunshine, CO on June 2, 1876.
As an infant Vonna Owings traveled by stagecoach with her parents to Deer Lodge, MT where she grew up and was educated. When she was six Lillian Hudson, an artist from New York, came to live with her family and gave Vonna her first painting and drawing lessons.
She later studied at the College of Montana and in 1895 traveled to San Francisco where she studied for one year with Chris Jorgensen. She then furthered her art studies in Chicago at the Smith Academy, AIC, and the Prang Summer School. During 1902-03 she taught drawing in the Indianapolis public schools and then returned to Montana where she continued teaching.
After marrying attorney Samuel E. Webb in 1905 in Deer Lodge, she moved to Oregon in 1910. Settling in Seaside, she was active in civic affairs as an organizer of civic improvement and women's clubs.
Moving to Laguna Beach, CA in 1929, Mrs. Webb continued her civic work helping to establish Laguna Beach High School. She further studied with Wm A. Griffith, and at age 88 she was still painting in Laguna.
Mrs. Webb died at her daughter's home in Manhattan Beach, CA on July 27, 1964. Her oils and watercolors include scenes of Laguna, seascapes, missions, and many desert landscapes. Member: Calif. Art Club; Laguna Beach AA.
Exh: Laguna Festival of Arts, 1933-64; Riverside AA, 1941. lnvw; Sam; KOV; AAW; Laguna Beach Post, 8-6-1964 (solo).
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