Lizbeth C. Hunter (1868-1948)

  • Lizbeth C. Hunter (1868-1948)
  • Poppies
  • Watercolor on board
  • 10 x 8 ½ inches
  • Signed lower right

Lizbeth Clifton Hunter was born in Gilroy, California to Lavinia and Marshall E. Hunter, a watchmaker and Civil War Veteran. Hunter was educated in Oakland’s public high school before moving east where she studied under artist Henry B. Snell (1858-1943).

At the turn of the 20th century Hunter resided in New York City. She began exhibiting regularly and was lauded for her floral works. In 1901, she contributed Japanese Poppies to the 12th Annual Exhibition of the Society of Woman Painters held at Clausen’s Gallery. The New York Times said the work was painted, “…with all the sensitive love of flowers we expect in women.” In 1904, the New York Times noted that Hunter’s paintings depicting nasturtiums and poppies in the 15th Annual Exhibition of the New York Water Color Club “are particularly good…”

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Lizbeth C. Hunter Poppies
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