Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts

Roudebush, Harriet

Harriet Gene Roudebush was born in Portland, Oregon on July 6, 1908. She and her family moved to Sacramento, California in 1916. She studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts (1925) and for four years on a scholarship at the California School of Fine Arts. She was known during the 1930s and 1940s for her etchings of the San Francisco Bay Area, which were sold in tourist shops and art galleries at Fishermen's Wharf. She and her husband moved to Pacific Grove (a well-known California artists' colony) in 1972. She discontinued printmaking and etching, and instead became a watercolorist, painting watercolors of the Monterey, Carmel, and Pacific Grove areas, until her death on January 2, 1998. Exhibits: San Francisco Women Artists, 1931; Galerie des Beaux Arts (San Francisco), 1930-33; Worden's Gallery (San Francisco), 1932-42; Sausalito Trade Fair, 1952 (solo); San Francisco Art Fairs, 1957-69; Carmel Foundation and Monterey Library, 1975 (solos); Pacific Grove, 1994 (solo).

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