b. Glendale, Ohio May 22, 1867
d. Poway, California May 31, 1952
The daughter of pioneer U.S. oilman Austin Gunnison, Julia began her study of art in New York at the Art Students’ League and National Academy of Design. Later, she took instruction at the Academie Julian in Paris where she became interested in painting animals. This led to her study of animal anatomy at the veterinary department of McGill University at Montreal, Canada. Moving to San Diego County in the late 1920s, Julia lived in the rural Escondido and Poway areas. A member of the San Diego Art Guild, she exhibited locally in the 1930s and 1940s.
(Ref. Escondido Times -Advocate 10-18-70 15:1-3; SDU 4-27-51 A10:1-2, 6-2-52 B3:1)