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
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.
Studio portrait of Pauline Powell Burns.
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