Artist Biography

1865 - 1944

Millie L. Burrall was born in Virginia City, Nevada on August 27, 1865. The Burrall family settled in Napa, California in 1877. Millie grew up there and attended public schools. When quite young she began studying painting in San Francisco with Eva Withrow and others. About 1890 she settled in Oakland but commuted by ferry to San Francisco where she was active in the local art scene. In 1906 she married Charles Wood and continued to live in Oakland until her demise on February 25, 1944. A still-life specialist, she is best known for her exquisitely rendered yellow and red roses. Exhibited: Oakland Industrial Expo, 1896; Mark Hopkins Institute, 1904, 1906, 1910; San Francisco Art Ass'n, 1904-12; Starr King Fraternity (Oakland), 1905; Berkeley Art Ass'n, 1908; Calif. State Fairs. Works held: Santa Cruz City Museum.

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