Press Release

OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2007, FROM 5 - 7PM

Nell Brooker Mayhew (1876-1940) was born in Astoria, Illinois and trained at the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana. Moving to Los Angeles in 1908 as a single woman, she became a faculty member of USC’s College of Fine Arts.

Fluent in Japanese esthetics, Art Nouveau, Impresssionism, and Arts & Crafts, Mayhew described California in a new and beautiful language. This exhibition will feature many works that have never been seen before.

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