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 Laura Marie DesBarres Mitchell  (1883 - 1965)



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Lived/Active: California/Nova Scotia      Known for: portrait, often miniature

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Laura Marie DesBarres Mitchell
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Biography from Crocker Art Museum Store:
Painter. Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia on January 2, 1883.  Mitchell studied with Kenyon Cox, Lucia Fairchild Fuller, and George Bridgman at the Art Students League of New York City.

Before moving to Los Angeles in 1909, she lived on Prince Edward Isle.  She painted full-size portraits as well as miniatures.  Active with the Pasadena Writers Club, her book of poems, Pilfered Moments was published in 1952.  In 1956 she wed Arthur Tennyson and lived in Alhambra, California until her death on May 10, 1965.

Wolfe Art Club (NYC), 1908 (1st prize); Painters & Sculptors of Los Angeles; Panama-Pacific International Exposition, 1915 (gold medal); Panama-Calif. Expo (San Diego), 1916 (gold medal); Friday Morning Club (LA); Calif. Society of Mm. Painters, 1923-29 (prizes); Pacific SW Expo, 1928 (gold medal); Royal Society of Mm. Painters (London), 1929, 1937; Century of Progress (Chicago), 1933; CGA, 1935; Pomona Fair, 1936; Golden Gate Internationl Exposition, 1939.

Orange Co. (CA) Museum; LA Public Library; California State Library;  American Art Annual 1919-33; Who is Who in American Art 1936-62; Southern California Artists
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