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Campfire in Six Rivers Canyon

Mary Hamilton (1852-?)
American
Signed, dated 1878
Oil on Canvas, 18 x 15 inches
Hand-carved, Period Mahogany Frame

$4,000

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Mary Hamilton was born in California in 1852.  She was a resident of Stockton, CA between 1872-80.  by 1880, she was a resident of Humboldt, CA.  Exhibited at the California State Fair, 1872-75.

Unusual for the time, she was among that rare breed of female artists who dared to break into a world dominated by men.  The boldness of her work is attest to her indomitable spirit.  Even more remarkable is the fact that many of her paintings are of the Great American West, most areas of which was highly inaccessible in those days.  She often painted in the Six Rivers National forest area.

Sources:
Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"

Census of 1880

 

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