Pauline Powell Burns, San Francisco, 1890-1902
- Pauline Powell Burns, San Francisco, 1890-1902
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- Female classical and operatic soloists
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Miriam Matthews Photograph Collection
Studio portrait of Pauline Powell Burns.
Pauline Powell Burns, also known as Pauline Powell, was the first African American artist to exhibit in California. She was also a pianist who gave recitals around the San Francisco Bay Area. Powell showed early musical and artistic talent, studied both piano and was largely self-taught as an artist. Although her artwork received "great praise," she was then better recognized as a pianist and is listed in a 1919 history of African-Americans in California solely as a piano teacher.
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