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 Minerva Dorinda Lockwood Pierce  (1883 - 1972)

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Lived/Active: Nevada/California/Colorado      Known for: town-desert landscape, mining, buildings

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
The following is from Shiela Pierce Rabell, the paternal granddaughter of Minerva Pierce who owns a number of her paintings.

Minerva Dorinda Lockwood (1883-1972) was born in Trinidad, Colorado on December 16, 1883. She married Charles William Pierce in 1902. After settling in Reno, Nevada, in 1906, she studied painting with Katherine Lewers and Lorenzo Palmer Latimer, and earned a teacher's certificate from the University of Nevada in 1917.

During the years 1927-36 she was a resident of San Francisco at 55 Greenwood Avenue. While there, she studied with George Demont Otis and George Post, and was assistant director of the Ethel Wickes School of Art.

Upon returning to Reno, she served as house chairman of the Nevada Art Gallery until 1969. She was also active in the Latimer Art Club. Her last few years were spent with her son in San Diego where she died on June 21, 1972.

Subjects of her paintings include historical buildings, gold mining and Nevada desert scenes, landscapes of the Sierra and Lake Tahoe. She was a member of the Latimer Art Club in Reno. Exhibited: American Pen Women, DeYoung Museum, 1928; California Statewide (Santa Cruz), 1931; Santa Cruz Art League, 1934; Golden Gate International Exposition, 1939; Nevada Art Gallery, 1950s, 1960s.




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Born in Trinidad, CO on Dec. 16, 1883. Minerva wed Charles Pierce in 1902. After settling in Reno, NV in 1906, she studied painting with Kate Lewers and L. P. Latimer, and earned a teacher's certificate from the University of Nevada in 1917. During 1927-36 she was a resident of San Francisco at 55 Greenwood Avenue. While there, she studied with George D. Otis and George Post, and was assistant director of the Ethel Wickes School of Art. Upon returning to Reno, she served as house chairman of the Nevada Art Gallery until 1969. Her last few years were spent with her son in San Diego where she died on June 21, 1972. Subjects of her paintings include historical buildings, gold mining and Nevada desert scenes, landscapes of the Sierra and Lake Tahoe. Member: Latimer Art Club (Reno). Exh: American Pen Women, De Young Museum, 1928; Calif. Statewide (Santa Cruz), 1931; Santa Cruz Art League, 1934; GGIE, 1939; Nevada Art Gallery, 1950s, 1960s.
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Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
City Directory; Women Artists of the American West; Reno Evening Gazette, 6-23-1972 (obituary).
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