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 Lulu Hawkins Braghetta  (1901 - 1992)

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Lived/Active: California/Nevada      Known for: sculpture, painting, lithography, teaching

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Born in Santa Ana, CA on Jan. 1, 1901, Lulu Hawkins graduated from the University of Nevada and then earned an M.A. degree from UC Berkeley. She had further art training in NYC at the Art Students League, the Metropolitan School of Art, and the Grand Central Art School.

While studying art there she married F. A. Braghetta in 1930. Returning to California in 1932, she studied at the Chouinard School of Art and became a professional sculptor with a studio in San Francisco. She contributed wall reliefs on Treasure Island for the Golden Gate International Exposition in 1939. She taught sculpture at the California College of Arts and Crafts (1938-42) and in 1946 set up an art department at Vallejo Jr. College where she taught until retirement in 1959.

Mrs. Braghetta then lived in Sonoma, CA until her death on Oct. 28, 1992.

Exhibition: Oakland Art Gallery, 1936 (silver medal), 1939 (gold medal); San Francisco Art Center, 1937-42; San Francisco Art Association, 1938-42; San Francisco Art Center, 1939 (solo); San Jose State College, 1939 (solo); 20th Century Club (Reno, NV), 1939 (solo).

Yuba City (CA) Post Office (panels); Berkeley High School (exterior stone panels); Gamma Phi Beta Sorority House, Reno, NV (panels).
Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Who's Who in American Art 1940; Interview with the artist or his/her family; Art of Treasure Island.
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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