Sarah E Bender De Wolfe -Still Life with Yellow flowers-19th century Oil painting
oil painting on canvas -signed
frame size 46 x 26"
canvas size 20x40"
(1852 - 1935)
Sarah E Bender De Wolfe was active/lived in California, District Of Columbia. Sarah De Wolfe is known for floral-fruit still life painting.
Painter. Born in Washington, DC on July 10, 1852. Sarah Bender settled in San Francisco in 1865. When the School of Design opened in 1874, she was one of the first pupils to enroll and was greatly influenced there by Virgil Williams. In 1904 she married Harold DeWolfe. (Curiously, some of her 1890s paintings are signed with her married name.) The earthquake and fire of 1906 destroyed her studio at 509 Sacramento Street taking with it many of her early works. She later had a studio on Hyde Street and a home at 3400 Laguna Street where she died on June 15, 1935. Her oils of fruit and flowers qualify her as one of California's finest still-life specialists.