Born in Cherokee, IA on Dec. 24, 1874. "Louie" Burr came to California with her family in 1882 and settled on a ranch in Lodi. After her education at Northwestern University, she studied art in St Louis and Omaha. In the 1890s she returned to San Francisco to pursue an art career. Her talent as a miniaturist and portraitist was soon recognized; she also painted still lifes and landscapes in oil, watercolor, and pastel. During this period she was employed in the art department of the Call as a fashion illustrator. While in that capacity, she met Jim Miall whom she married in 1901. Following the earthquake of 1906, she made her home in Burlingame, CA for the next 40 years. Her last years were spent in the Sacramento area until her de
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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