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Lived/Active: Massachusetts/California/Nova Scotia / Canada      Known for: genre, beach scene

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Born in Nova Scotia, Canada on April 20, 1888. Bradshaw studied with Warren T. Hedges, Rex Slinkard, and Hans Hofmann in Los Angeles, André Lhote in Paris, at UCLA, Columbia and Stanford Universities. From 1922-48 she was head of the art department at Fresno State College and often a summer resident of Laguna Beach. By 1954 she had married Clarence Hoag and was living in Massachusetts. The Hoags made their home on a large acreage outside of Boston in a castle of their own design. Mrs. Hoag died in Whittier, CA on Sept. 23, 1981. Member: Fresno AA; Pacific AA; SF Women Artists; Boston WC Painters. Exh: SF Women Artists, 1932 (award); GGIE, 1939; South Pasadena High School, 1939; Calif. WC Society, 1940-53; Laguna Beach AA, 1941-48 (awards); SFMA, 1943; Riverside Museum, 1944, 1946. In: Newport (CA) High School; Fresno State College; East Bakersfield (CA) High School.
Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
American Art Annual 1933; Who's Who in American Art 1936-66; Fresno Bee, 7-20-1958.
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Alexandra Bradshaw was born 1888 in Nova Scotia, Canada. Bradshaw studied art with Hans Hofmann, Rex Slinkard in Los Angeles and with Andre L'Hote in Paris, UCLA, Columbia and Stanford. She was head of the art department at Fresno State College from 1922-1948. By 1954 she had married Clarence Hoag and moved to a large ranch just outside of Boston, MA (she continued to maintain a second residence in South Laguna). Alexandra Bradshaw Hoag died in Whittier, CA on Sept 24, 1981.


California Water Color Society; Fresno AA; San Francisco Women Artists; Pacific AA; Laguna Beach AA; Boston Society of Watercolor Painters; Cambridge AA.


San Francisco Society of Women Painters, 1932 (award); SFMA, 1943; Laguna Beach AA, 1941-48, (prizes), 1944, 1948 (prize);GGIE, 1939; NAWA, 1940, 1941; California Water Color Society 1940, 1942, 1944, 1952-53; Riverside Museum 1944, 1946; San Francisco AA 1943, 1944; Crocker Art Gallery (solo); Pasadena AI (solo), 1959-1965; BMFA; Busch-Reisinger Museum; San Diego Gallery Fine Arts (solo); City of Paris, San Francisco; Little Gallery, Boston; Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield MA, 1960, 1964; Laguna Beach CA, 1964.


Fresno State College; East Bakersfield H.S.; 17 Watercolors, New England Mutual Collection.

Submitted by Chris Coleman,


"California Watercolors 1850-1970" By Gordon T. McClelland and Jay T. Last.

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