Gertrude D Willison
(1873 - 1967)
Gertrude D. Willison was active/lived in Washington, California, Indiana. Gertrude Willison is known for miniature painting.
. Miniaturist. Born in Indiana on Sept. 24, 1873. From a pioneer family, Gertrude's father was one of the framers of the Washington State constitution. Her first art instruction was under Harriett Foster Beecher followed by further study at the Mark Hopkins Institute. For three years she had a studio in San Francisco until the earthquake of 1906 when she returned to the Puget Sound. She then shared a studio in Seattle with Adelaide Hanscom. She died in Tacoma, WA in 1967. Exh: Mark Hopkins Inst. (SF), 1905; Alaska-Yukon Expo (Seattle), 1909.Nearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here
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