|Biography from Best of the West Auctions:|
|aka: Kathrine Car Gifford or later as Kate Bronson|
Born: October 4, 1896 in Dayton, Ohio
Died: May 1, 1985 in Redlands, Ca.
Ms. Gifford lived in the Colorado Springs, Colorado area for many years
up until the late 1940?s. Her sketches and artwork were mostly of the
landscapes and special places located within a hundred miles of
Colorado Springs. These include Leadville, Pike?s Peak, Woodland,
Garden of the Gods, Tarryall and many more places caught just as they
were in the 1940?s.
When she moved to Redlands, California in the 1960?s she was a widow
and later remarried Brownie Bronson, then to be known as Kate Bronson
or K.C. Bronson. She became a member of the Redlands Art
Association, which still actively exists.
During her studies with Milford Zornes, Mr. Zornes advised a group of
eight ladies how to start the now prestigious Watercolor West
International Watercolor Society, which exhibits and jurors strictly
transparent watercolor media. Only three of the eight original
ladies are still living.
During her lifetime Kate Gifford/Bronson studied under many famous artists, including:
Milford Zornes 1965-1969
Robert E. Wood 1966
Rex Brandt 1969-1970
Millard Sheets 1970
Dong Kingman 1970
Lyn Shackelford 1970-1977
George Post 1971
Joan Irving 1970
Adolph Dehn 1978
Anne Field Johnson 1978
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