biography of Mildred Shoob AYLING (1912)

Birth place: Hesper, IA

Addresses: Oakdale, CA

Profession: Painter, photographer

Studied: San Fran. Acad. Art; Inst. San Miguel Allende, Mex.; also with Eliot O'Hara, George Post & Vivian Goddard.

Exhibited: Inst. San Miguel de Allende, Mex., 1966; Soc. Western Artists Ann. Exhib., De Young Mus., San Francisco, 1968-1970; Masters of Am. Drawing, Crocker Gallery, Sacramento, 1969; Salon d'Hiver USA, R. Duncan Galleries, Paris, France, 1970; Montalvo Ctr. Arts, Saratoga, Calif, 1971; Treehouse Gallery, Modesto, CA, 1970s; Art & Design Associates, Sonora, CA, 1970s. Awards: Second prize & hon mention for watercolors, Mother Lode Nat., 1956-1957; first prize for watercolor, Mother Lode Women Artists, 1962; purchase award for watercolor, Calif. State Savings & Loan, 1967.

Member: Soc. Western Artists; Am. Artists Prof. League; Am. Watercolor Soc.

Work: Crocker Gallery, Sacramento, Calif.; Haggin Gallery, Stockton, Calif.; Triton Mus., Santa Clara, Calif.; Royal Victoria Inst. & Mus., Port of Spain, Trinidad, WI.

Comments: Preferred media: watercolors. Positions: artist-photographer, 1930-1958.

Sources: WW73; H. Svensgaard, Mildred Shoob Ayling, Pony Express (August, 1969); Lotta Pengel, "American Artist in Surinam," Ochtenblad (Jan., 1972); Yousef Ali," The Ayling View of Trinidad & Surinam," produced on TTTV-TV, Feb.,1972."