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Strong, Elizabeth miss 1855-1941

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 6:55 am    Post subject: Strong, Elizabeth miss 1855-1941 Reply with quote

Monterey Peninsula Herald, CA Nov 1941?
Well Known Carmel Artist Taken by Death
Elizabeth Strong, Pioneer Resident of Peninsula, Passes

Miss Elizabeth Strong, beloved Carmel artist and early-day Monterey resident died last night at her Carmel home after an illness of a month. She was 86 years old. Miss Strong for 20 years played an important part in Carmelís artistic activities, being a charter member of the Carmel Art Association. She painted up to the time of her last illness and the sight of her working from her easel at beautiful peninsula spots was familiar to all. Miss Strong first came to the peninsula in 1879 at the time Robert Louis Stevenson resided here. She and her brother Joe Strong made their home here, and later Joe Strong married Isabel Osbourne, Stevensonís step daughter. She is now Isabel Fields, who wrote ďThis Life Iíve Loved.Ē Bornin Massachusetts, Miss Strong led an interesting and active life. She spent her childhood in Honolulu, where he father, Joseph D. Strong, headed the missionary movement there. She later lived in Oakland and studied at the mark Hopkins Art Institute in San Francisco. Her mother, Margaret Bixby strong, was a poet of note, and she authored the dedicatory poem to the University of California, then Durant College. Miss Strong lived in Europe for 20 years where she studied and painted, and a number of her canvases were hung in the French Salon. Originally interested in animal painting at which she was extremely proficient, she later turned to the impressionistic school. After her years in Paris she returned to this country and in 1920, built her Carmel home. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Ninole Locan of Carmel, with whom she made her home; two brothers, Mark Strong of Napa and Nathan Strong of Hayward. Services will be private. The T.O. Dorney Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Copyright (c) 2008 The Monterey County Herald

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