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 Leah I Rinne Hamilton  (1906 - 1960)

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Lived/Active: California / Finland      Known for: mod or surreal townscape, non ob

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Born in Finland on Oct. 15, 1906. Leah Rinne immigrated to California in 1921. After receiving an M.A. degree from UC Berkeley, she traveled and studied in Europe. From 1930-42 she was a teacher at Dominican College in San Rafael, CA. Her married name was Hamilton by the mid-1930s. Most of her career was spent in San Francisco; she died in Oakland on July 4, 1960. Member: Calif. WC Society; SFAA (vice-pres.); SF Women Artists (pres.). Exh: Oakland Art Gallery, 1932; SFMA, 1935-58 (prizes); SFAA, 1937-42 (medal); AIC, 1939; Foundation of Western Art (LA), 1939-43; GGIE, 1940; Faulkner Art Gallery (Santa Barbara), 1941; AIC, 1941; CGA, 1943; CPLH, 1945, 1946, 1952; City of Paris (SF), 1946; Calif. State Fair, 1947, 1950; Whitney Museum, 1948.
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Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
California Arts and Architecture list, 1932; Who's Who in American Art 1940-53; Death record.
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Biography from Spencer Jon Helfen Fine Arts:
Leah Hamilton was born Leah I. Rinne in Finland in 1906, and immigrated to California in 1921. She earned an M.A. degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

After traveling and studying in Europe, she was a teacher at Dominican College in San Rafael, California, during which time she married and became Leah Rinne Hamilton.

Hamilton subsequently spent most of her career in San Francisco, where she made her home on the northern slope of Russian Hill. She was president of San Francisco Women Artists, and also was active in the California Watercolor Society and the San Francisco Art Association.

In 1939, Hamilton was included in the “Fourteen Bay Area Watercolorists” show at the San Francisco Museum of Art. Between 1935 and 1958, Leah Hamilton’s work won prizes in numerous other exhibitions at both the San Francisco Museum of Art and the San Francisco Art Association.

Leah Rinne Hamilton passed away in Oakland in 1960.

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