Nellie Jane Brown was born in California on April 10, 1881. Brown studied at the Mark Hopkins Art Institute in San Francisco during 1901-02. Her home was in Pasadena at that time. By 1928 she had settled in Palo Alto where she remained until her demise on Aug. 16, 1960.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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