The Journal of San Diego History
Summer 1986, Volume 32, Number 3
Thomas L. Scharf, Editor

Painting Ladies ~ The Artists ~ The Images

b. San Diego, California October 28, 1877
d. San Diego, California August 31, 1951

Annie waAlice Klauber by Annie Pierces one of San Diego’s first native painters. Coming from an artistic family, she studied art from childhood and was a protege of Cora Timken (Burnett). Taking an early interest in the local art scene, she was one of the people who signed the by-laws of the San Diego Art Association at its incorporation in 1904, and exhibited two pastels at the group’s first exhibit in the old Carnegie Library in downtown San Diego in 1905. She also exhibited at the Panama California International Exposition in San Diego in 1916.  Annie belonged to the San Diego Art Guild, and may have joined it at its founding in 1915. Her work was exhibited locally as well as in New York and Boston. A watercolor by her was exhibited at the California Pacific International Exposition in 1935, and during the fair she shared a studio in Balboa Park with her good friend Alice Klauber. Her career was interrupted by a stroke in 1944. A memorial exhibit was held at the San Diego Fine Arts Gallery in 1952, which included portraits, landscapes and flower pieces in oil, watercolor, pastel and block printing.

(Ref. SDU 9-2-51 A3:2, 4-13-52 C10:5-6)