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). Nearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here