Gertrude P. ALBRIGHT (1874-1959)

Gertrude Partington opens an exhibition of her paintings in her studio, 220 Post street, this week. Besides some deeply interesting portraits for which she has been commissioned, she has been transferring to canvas her impressions of nature as she is observed right at the doors of the city. Her pictures are a revelation of what San Francisco can offer the lover of beauty bits of the coast near Mussel Rock or near the Golden Gate, sand dunes, views and vistas In the Park Panhandle, glimpses of the hills near the park. All are individual; all are charming evocations of nature as beheld through the medium of a very authentically artistic temperament.”

Read Gertrude Partington Albright‘s biography in California Art Project, volume 15.

At a glance

Birth : September 11, 1874, in Heysham (United Kingdom)
Death : September 7, 1959, in San Francisco, California  (United States)
Married to Oliver H. Albright
Arrival in San Francisco Bay area : 1880
Skills : Painter


Art education, teachers :  J. H. E. Partington, Delacture academy of art (Paris)
PartnersOliver H. Albright
Relations : Ray Boynton, Margaret Bruton, Helen Forbes, William A. Gaw, Peter Ilyn, Charmian Kittredge, Lucien Lebaudt, Jack London, E. Spencer Macky, Blanche Partington, Gottardo Piazzoni, Alice Rix, Geneve Rixford Sargeant, Florence Tufts, Tom Wanamaker
Institutions : California School of Fine Arts, Club Beaux Arts, California Society of Etchers, San Francisco Art Association, Sketch Club

Resources in the Bancroft Library


Partington family papers, 1864-1987 (bulk 1864-1933) Catalog Record – Finding Aid
San Francisco Bay Area Writers and Artists. Interview of Elsie Whitaker Martinez. Regional Oral History Office (ROHO). Online

Pictorial Archives

Partington, Gertrude. Portrait sketches [graphic]. Catalog Record
Partington collection of paintings and relief sculpture [graphic] : 4 paintings by Gertrude Partington Albright. Catalog Record
Partington family photographs [graphic]. Catalog Record


Trenton, Patricia (1995). Independent Spirits: Women Painters of the American West, 1890-1945. University of California Press. Catalog record –  Online book review
Williams, Cora Lenore(1915). The fourth-dimensional reaches of the exposition, San Francisco. Etchings by Gertrude Partington. San Francisco : P. Elder and company Online

Data visualization : mapping of Gertrude Albright biography

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