Born in Berkeley, CA on Aug. 10, 1901, Beth MacLafferty was a resident of Berkeley during the 1920s and 1930s. A graduate of the University of California, she was the pupil of Perham Nahl, Ray Boynton, Hans Hofmann, Chiura Obata, and Karl Neuhaus.
During the Depression years of the 1930s, she worked in El Paso, Texas and did a mural in a government building. She also did industrial scene lithographs of El Paso, which were placed in the public schools as part of the WPA program.
The wife of Frank O. Blake, she had moved to Phoenix, Arizona by 1940, and was art director of the Jokake School. She exhibited with the Phoenix Fine Arts Association, winning awards in 1925 and 1928, and also exhibited work in Fl
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