Jennie Vennerstrom Cannon

Born: 1869 – Albert Lea, Minnesota
Died: 1952 – Tucson, Arizona

Born in Albert Lea, MN on Aug. 31, 1869, Jennie Vennerström studied with Bolton Brown at Stanford University followed by work at the National Academy of Design, William Merritt Chase School, Hamline University, and the London School of Art.

A resident of New York City in the 1890s, she moved to northern California in 1898 and married William A. Cannon in Pacific Grove.

She was a co-founder of the Laguna Beach Art Association (1918) and Carmel Art Association (1927). While active in Berkeley, Carmel, and Palo Alto during the 1920s and 1930s, she contributed articles on art to newspapers and was the author of Watershed Drama (1942).

Her last years were spent in Tucson, AZ; she died there on Dec. 12, 1952.

Berkeley League of Fine Arts; San Francisco Women Artists; Oakland Art Association; Gallerie Beaux Arts (San Francisco).

Panama Pacific, 1915; San Francisco Art Association, 1916-25; Museum of New Mexico, 1922 (solo); Laguna Beach Art Association, 1924; Freelance Art League (LA), 1924; Southern California Artists, San Diego FA Gallery, 1927; Oakland Art Gallery, 1928; East West Gallery, 1929 (solo); League of American Pen Women, 1934; Golden Gate International Exposition, 1939.

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