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Louise Mapes Bunnell Keeler

 (1872 - 1907)
Louise Mapes Bunnell Keeler was active/lived in California.  Louise Keeler is known for painting, illustration.

Biography   Louise Mapes Bunnell Keeler


Born in San Francisco, CA on Jan. 7, 1872, Louise married Charles Keeler in 1893 and settled in Berkeley.  Her husband was a poet, naturalist, director of the Natural History Museum of the California Academy of Sciences and a close friend of artist William Keith.  (Keeler Avenue in Berkeley is named for him.) 

During the 1890s, Louise Keeler was a pupil of Keith. Her work was used to illustrate A Light Through the Storm (C.A. Murdock Co., 1894), and her husband's book Idyls of El Dorado. 

In the early 1900s she worked on the staff of Out West.  With Mrs. Bernard Maybeck, she formed the Hillside Club, an organization devoted to the arts and crafts movement and the rustic architect

Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
The Californians, July 1987; CSL; BC; Death Record; KOV; SF Chronicle, 2-6-1907 (obit). 


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