Lee, Bertha Stringer 1873-1937
Born in San Francisco in 1869 to a storage company tycoon, Bertha Stringer was encouraged to go into the arts from an early age. She displayed work for the first time at the age of 14, and went on to study at the Mark Hopkins Art Institute and UC-Berkeley. In 1894 she was married to Eugene Lee, an electrician, and took a studio in their home on Steiner Street, where she often entertained. Lee's work was primarily landscape and tonal scenes, generally of the San Francisco Bay or the Monterey Peninsula.