Born in Chicago, IL on March 16, 1861. Patterson studied in NYC at the ASL under Volk, Chase, Wiles, and Carleton. She appears to have settled in San Francisco in the 1880s and maintained a home at 1030 Dolores Street. After studying privately with Wm Keith and Oscar Kunath, she established a studio on Post Street and taught freehand drawing and decorative design at Cogswell Polytechnic College. After 1933 she lived in Berkeley until her demise on Jan. 1, 1943. Her works include coastal scenes, figure studies, still lifes, and landscapes of northern California. Exh: Mechanics' Inst. (SF), 1883-99; Calif. State Fair, 1892-1902; San Francisco Art Association, 1892-1902; World's Columbian Expo (Chicago), 1893; Oakland Art Gallery, 1933.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"American Art Annual
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