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Bertha Luce Emery Ackerman Creek Ukiah California 1919

Bertha Luce Emery
1873 - 1957

Bertha Luce Emery was born near Chico on February 11, 1873.  At age four she moved to Ukiah with her parents.  She ran a millinery business in Ukiah while painting in her leisure.  A pupil of Grace Hudson and Lorenzo P. Latimer, she painted oils and watercolors of the flowering fields and mountains of Mendocino County. 

Ackerman Creek, Ukiah 1919
Watercolor, 7 x 11

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She died in Ukiah on October 29, 1957.  Her paintings are held by the Society of California Pioneers and she participated in or was honored by several exhibitions, such as SFAA April 1906, Saturday Afternoon Club (Ukiah) 1930 (solo), CSL 1936 (solo), GGIE 1939 (gold medal), Mendocino County Historical Society 1987 (retrospective).

Source: Information accompanying the painting.