Nellie Church Neale was born in Ventura, CA on March 12, 1880. Formerly of Ventura, Beale arrived in San Francisco in 1900 to study at the Mark Hopkins Art Institute. By 1907 she was Mrs. Haydn M. Simmons. She died in San Francisco on March 2, 1937.
Exh: Mark Hopkins Institute, 1902; Guild of Arts & Crafts (SF), 1904; Starr King Fraternity, 1905; San Francisco Art Association, 1928; Calif. Statewide (Santa Cruz), 1929, 1931; Oakland Art Gallery, 1932.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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