Fanny Adele Watson Biography

Fanny Adele Watson




Fanny Adele Watson, who used "Adele Watson" as an artist, was born in Toledo, Ohio on April 30, 1873. Her family moved to Pasadena, California in 1880 after the death of her father. She moved to New York as a young adult, studying at the Art Students League. She later traveled to Europe where she studied with Raphael Collin (1850-1916). She met and became friends with poet/artist Khalil Gibran who had an affect on her world view. After returning to America her work began to be influenced by Symbolism and Mysticism and admiring artists such as Arthur B. Davies and William Blake. Her work after 1925 began to incorporate and merge the human figure into the landscape. She work as both a painter and a printmaker.

Watson exhibited at the California Liberty Fair in 1918; the Painters and Sculptors of Los Angeles, 1925; American Artists Professional League, NY; National Academy of Design and the Pasadena Art Institute - a retrospective in 1953.

Adele Watson died on March 23, 1947 in Pasadena, California.