Artist Biography

Margaret Cox HERRICK
1865 - 1950

Margaret Cox Herrick was born in San Francisco, CA on June 24, 1865, the daughter of artist William F. Herrick. Margaret studied at the local School of Design under Virgil Williams, Emil Carlsen, and Arthur Mathews, as well as in the studios of William Keith, Frederick Yates, and Mary Curtis Richardson. She further studied at Art Students League in New York City and in Europe. After the earthquake of 1906, she moved across the bay to a home in Piedmont at 312 Pacific Avenue and maintained a studio in Oakland at 1302 12th Street. A spinster, Herrick died in Piedmont on June 16, 1950. Working in oil and watercolor, she produced landscapes, portraits, figure studies, and still lifes. Exhibited: Piedmont Art Gallery (Oakland), 1907; California Artists, Golden Gate Park Museum, 1915; San Francisco Art Ass'n, 1904-23; Oakland Art Gallery, 1939; Golden Gate International Exposition, 1939; Society for Sanity in Art, California Palace of Legion of Honor, 1940. Works held: Oakland YWCA (lunette); First Congregational Church, Oakland (portrait of Reverend J. K. McLean); Kansas City Convention Hall (portrait of Herbert Hoover); Veterans Home, Livermore, (portrait of Charles Lindbergh); California Historical Society

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