Pauline Vinson Biography

Pauline Vinson




Pauline Eckles Young, nee Vinson, painter, printmaker, and illustrator, was born in Orange, California, on June 23, 1915. In the 1930 she was living in San Francisco, California, and was emplyed by he WPA's Federal Art Project, for whom she was a part of the printmaking division. She established a career in book illustrating, using watercolors to illustrate Festivals in San Francisco (1939), Around the World in San Francisco (1940), and Hilltop Russians in San Francisco (1941). In the early 1940s she moved to New York City to further her career, illustrating children's books for MacMillan Company. She died in Santa Clara, California, on June 22, 1986.

Vinson exhibited at the De Young Museum, San Francisco, California in 1939. Her work is included in the collections of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and the Smithsonian American Museum of Art, Washington, D.C.