|Birth: ||Jan. 4, 1859|
|Death: ||Mar. 13, 1952|
San Francisco County
Sister = Laura Irene Ball Bain. FaG Memorial# 83899987
Studied in New York at the Cooper Union Art School, Cooper School of Design. She taught drawing and writing in the public schools of Omaha for seven years from 1888 and, while there, was elected the first secretary of the Western Art Ass'n. About 1895 she settled in San Francisco and for 30 years was an art supervisor in the public schools until her retirement in 1924. Due to a broken hip in 1941, she was bedridden until her death in San Francisco on March 13, 1952. Katherine Ball was one of the founders of the Japan Society of America. She was an avid collector of Japanese prints and art and lectured extensively in San Francisco and the west at the turn of the 20th century. She made many trips to the Orient and was also popular as a lecturer on Japanese prints. She was a painter and also authored four books:
Animal motifs in Asian art: an illustrated guide to their meanings and Aesthetics.
Paper Folding and Cutting; a Series of Foldings and Cuttings Especially Adapted to Kindergartens and Public Schools.
Decorative Motives in Oriental Art.
Bamboo, Its Cult and Culture: Paintings by Wang Tseng-Tsu, Imperial Paint Master.
Henry W. Ball (1832 - 1903)
Caroline Diehl/Frecht Ball (1835 - 1903)
Katherine Madeline Ball (1859 - 1952)
Laura Irene Ball Bain (1861 - 1943)*
Chapel of the Chimes Columbarium and Mausoleum
Plot: St. Mathew's Court, South Wall, Tier 8, Nitch 12
Created by: Richard Roberts
Record added: Feb 21, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85289237