"LADY OF THE LAKE"
OIL ON PANEL, SIGNED
13 X 20 INCHES
Biography from The John Stewart Gallery
Adele Watson was born in Ohio and studied at the Art Students League in New York and with Raphael Collin in Paris. She spent the first part of her career in New York and moved to Pasadena, CA by 1917, where she became known for her landscapes. Her work exhibits the style of Early French Modernism. She was a member of the American Artists Professional League.
Biography from Crocker Art Museum Store
Lithographer, painter, muralist. Born in Toledo, OH on April 30, 1873.
"Fanny" Watson studied at the ASL in NYC and with Raphael Collin in Paris. After spending the early part of her career in NYC, she settled in Pasadena in 1917 and became active in the local art scene.
A spinster, she died there on March 23, 1947. Her subjects include nudes, landscapes, coastal scenes of La Jolla and Carmel, scenes of Bryce and Zion National Parks, and portraits.
Member: AAPL; Pen & Brush Club.
Exh: Calif. Liberty Fair, 1918; Painters & Sculptors of LA, 1925; Pasadena Art Inst., 1953 (retrospective).
In: Orange Co. (CA) Museum.
AAA 1917-33; CA&A; WWAA 1936-41; Ben; SCA; KOV; AAW; Art Digest, 5-1-1933; Pasadena Star News, 3-24-1947 (obit).
Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"