Maggie Andrews

1858, Omaha, Nebraska –

(Margaret Andrews)

Born in Nebraska Territory, Maggie Anderson was the third of six children of James H. and Margaret A. Andrews. Likely named for her mother, it appears she chose the nickname of Maggie as that is the way she is referenced in Edan Hughes’ books on early California artists and in State Fair exhibitions.

Census records indicate she was living in Stockton, California with her family by 1870 when she was 12 years old. When she was in her 20s between 1879 and 1887, she exhibited paintings at the California State Fair, earning in 1881 “best exhibition” prize for an “ivorytype,” a process of layering hand-painted prints, which gives the appearance of a hand-painted ivory miniature.

Maggie Andrews is not represented in the Museum of Nebraska Art collection.


“American Ivorytype,” Eastman Museum, Web, Nov. 2016, May 2015
“California State Agricultural Society,” Report of the California State Agricultural Society, Web, May 2015
Hughes, Edan Milton, Artists in California, 1786-1940, Volume I, Print

Researched, written, and copyrighted by Lonnie Pierson Dunbier

Museum of Nebraska Art Project:
Their Place, Their Time: Women Artists in Nebraska, 1825-1945