Born in Mt Morris, NY on Aug. 16, 1885. Marie Boening graduated from Central Michigan University in 1903 and soon moved to Redlands, CA. There she taught in the public schools and wed Dudley Kendall about 1912. She attended the summer classes of Wm M. Chase in Carmel (1914) and studied privately with Jean Mannheim while at the Los Angeles College of Fine Arts. In 1921 she and her husband moved to Long Beach where they both taught while spending summers in Laguna Beach. Primarily a landscape painter, she made sketching trips to the southern California desert and to the Canadian Rockies.
Her work appeared on covers of Literary Digest and Touring Topics. She died in Torrance, CA on July 6, 1953. Member: Calif. Art Club; West Coast Arts;Laguna Beach AA; Nat’l Assn of Women Painters & Sculptors; Women Painters of the West. Exh: SFAA, 1917-18; Calif. Liberty Fair, 1918; Norse Club (LA), 1923 (solo); Long Beach AA, 1926 (prize); Holt Galleries (NYC), 1929 (solo); Mission Inn (Riverside), 1929 (solo); Friday Morning Club (LA), 1929 (solo); Century of Progress Expo (Chicago), 1933. In: Virginia Hotel (Long Beach); Polytechnic High School (Long Beach); Hollywood Riviera Club (Redondo); Seaside (CA) Hospital; Beaumont (CA) Womens Club; Ebell Club (LA); Teachers College (Mt Pleasant, Ml). AAA 1917-33; SCA; Touring Topics, Aug. 1929; AAW; KOV; WWAA 1936-41; Long Beach Press Telegram, 7-7-1953 (obit).
This painting de-accessioned from the Brand Library in Glendale CA.
Frame 32″ x 27″. Canvas 24″ x 18″.