Artist Biography

1859 - 1946

Kate Heath Maher was born in San Francisco, CA on September 8, 1859 of English parents. She studied for four years at the local School of Design under Virgil Williams and Raymond Yelland, and for two years with William Keith. After extensive travel in Europe, she was influenced by the French Impressionists. Maher painted many oils and watercolors of European scenes and landscapes of northern California. A spinster and lifelong resident of San Francisco, she died at her home at 11 Fair Oaks on August 15, 1946. Member: Sequoia Club; San Francisco Art Ass'n; Sketch Club. Exhibited: Mechanics' Institute, 1893; California Midwinter International Expo, 1894; San Francisco Art Ass'n, 1903; California State Fairs. Works held: Santa Cruz City Museum; Nevada Museum (Reno); California Historical Society.

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