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 Minnie May <I>Orewyler</I> Tingle

Minnie May Orewyler Tingle

Shelby County, Missouri, USA
Death 10 Feb 1926 (aged 51)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Iona, L-190
Memorial ID 21058 · View Source
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American Poet and Artist. She was a well-recognized painter as well as being an accomplished poet and pianist. Born Miriam May, she was one of eleven children of Hezekiah Orewiler and Mary Ellen Forman. She studied at Hardin College and Conservatory of Music located in Mexico, Missouri. She married an editor Thomas Tingle in 1900. After the couple relocated to California, she started painting landscapes including mountains and ocean scene. During the last few years of her life, she painted a set of all the California missions which she donated to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art after her solo exhibition there in 1925. Her main exhibits were California Art Club in 1923; Laguna Beach Art Association in 1924; Los Angeles Athletic Club in 1925; and West Coast Arts in 1925. Her painting “Bathers Laguna Beach” sold on February 19, 2008 for $6,780. Her poem “El Camino Real” tells of her adventure painting the California missions. Her out-of-print book “California Missions and Mission Sites along the King's Highway in 1924” has reproductions of her mission painting accompanying her verses and today, is a collector’s item. She was a multi-talented lady.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Minnie May Orewyler Tingle (28 May 1874–10 Feb 1926), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21058, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .