Margarete Garvin Gillin

Margarete Garvin Gillin (1833–1915) was a painter of portraits and nevertheless lifes born in Brantford, Ontario. She studied painting in France, and moved to California in 1869, where she continued her studies at the San Francisco at the School of Design. In 1880, she moved to Hilo, Hawaii, but traveled to Hawaii's new islands to paint commissioned portraits. She returned to California in 1884, but made several more visits to Hawaii. She died in California in 1915.

Gillin is best known for her simple, elegant and direct nevertheless lifes. The Bishop Museum (Honolulu) and the Honolulu Museum of Art are in the course of the public collections holding her works.

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