Born in Iowa on May 31, 1859. Pew came to California with his parents a few months after his birth. While living in San Francisco, he was active as a portraitist from the 1880s until 1902 when he moved north to Colfax in Placer County. He died there on Feb. 28, 1922.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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