Jennie Lewis Biography

Jennie Lewis

1892-1944

Biography

Jennie Lewis, known for lithography, was born in San Diego, California in 1892. She and her family moved to San Francisco, California around 1900. Lewis studied with William Merritt Chase in Carmel in summer 1914 and later at the California School of Fine Arts (CCFA) in San Francisco and City College of Arts and Crafts (CCAC) in Oakland, CA. In 1939. She also worked as a route clerk for the Western Union in San Francisc.

 

Lewis exhibited at the Golden Gate Internaional Exposition in 1939, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 1940, and at the San Francisco Museum of Art in 1939 and 1944. She worked with the Northern California WPA/FAP between1938 and 1942 in San Francisco. She showed her work at the Paul Elder Gallery in New York.

 

Jennie Lewis died on March 13, 1944 after getting lost in a snowstorm while hiking in the Sierra Nevada.