Catherine W. Watkins (1861-1947)
- Catherine W. Watkins (1861-1947)
- Michigan Poplars
- Oil on Artists Board
- 14 3/8 x 9 3/4 Inches
- Signed lower right
- Signed and inscribed with title on original label, verso
Catherine W. Watkins was born in Esquesing, near Hamilton, Ontario to Charles W. Watkins and Harriet Beckwith. The family moved to Detroit, Michigan when Watkins was nine years old. A graduate of the Chicago Institute of Art, Watkins studied and traveled extensively throughout Europe and Asia for many years. She spent a decade studying in Paris and several years in Italy. She studied further under artist Frank Brangwyn in London. During the 1930’s Watkins often gave lectures on her travel adventures which included time spent in China.