Artist Biography

Jessie F. SHORT
1864 - 1948

Jessie Glen Francis was born in Silver City, Alpine County, California on September 7, 1864. Her marriage to John Short of Fresno in 1885 ended with his death in 1919; she married Egbert Jackson in San Francisco in 1920. Upon moving across the bay to Berkeley, Mrs. Jackson established a home at 1382 Euclid Avenue and erected a summer studio in Carmel on the corner of Dolores and Seventh where El Paseo Court now stands. She studied there for many years with Sydney Yard. Although she worked in oil on rare occasions, she was primarily a watercolorist of coastal scenes of the Monterey Peninsula. Her last years were spent at Napa (CA) State Hospital; she died there on December 11, 1948. Member: San Francisco Art Ass'n; Carmel Art Ass'n; San Francisco Sketch Club. Exhibited: Fresno County Fair, 1889, 1892 (premiums); Sketch Club, 1911-12; Del Monte Art Gallery, 1912; Rabjohn & Morcom Galleries (San Francisco), 1912, 1916 (solos); San Francisco Art Ass'n, 1916; Berkeley League of Fine Arts, 1924; American Pen Women, De Young Museum, 1928; California Statewide (Santa Cruz), 1928; California State Fair, 1930; Golden Gate International Exposition, 1939.

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