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Radio Curious: Grace Carpenter Hudson & Laura Ferri – The Painter Lady, Segment 1

Radio Curious: Grace Carpenter Hudson & Laura Ferri – The Painter Lady, Segment 1

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Grace Carpenter Hudson was known as the painter-lady in her hometown of Ukiah, CA. She started her career as a painter when she was a teenager in the 1870s. By the time of her death in 1937, she had produced over 600 canvas paintings and numerous other works. Her skills focused almost exclusively on the lives and cultures of the Pomo Indians who lived in Mendocino County. Her husband, Dr. John Hudson, assisted her by making the study of native culture his life’s work, overshadowing his profession as a physician. Grace Carpenter Hudson was a shrewd businesswoman, as well as an artist of increasing renown. Most of the family income came from the sale of her artwork. I spoke with Grace Carpenter Hudson in the person of actress Laura Ferri at the Grace Carpenter Hudson museum in Ukiah, CA, during an exhibition of her work.

Grace Carpenter Hudson recommends “The Age of Innocence,” by Edith Morton. Laura Ferri recommends “Stones from the River,” by Ursula Hegi.

Originally Broadcast: March 5, 1997
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Radio Curious: Grace Carpenter Hudson & Laura Ferri – The Painter Lady, Segment 1

Radio Curious: Grace Carpenter Hudson & Laura Ferri – The Painter Lady, Segment 1

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