Eliza Barchus Biography

Born in Salt Lake City, UT on Dec. 4, 1857.

Eliza Lamb married John Barchus in 1880 and settled in Portland, OR where she studied with Wm S. Parrott. Her landscapes of well-known scenic spots of Oregon, Alaska, and California, such as Mt Hood, Mt Shasta, Yosemite, Muir Glacier, and Crater Lake, brought her great renown.

Having enjoyed a long painting career, she died in Portland on Dec. 31, 1959 at age 102.

Exhibited: Portland Mechanics' Fair, 1887 (gold medal), 1888 (silver medal); NAD, 1890; Pan American Expo (Buffalo), 1901; Lewis & Clark Expo (Portland), 1905 (gold medal).

In: Oregon Historical Society (Portland); Portland Museum; Bancroft Library (UC Berkeley).
Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Eliza R. Barchus, The Oregon Artist; Women Artists of the American West; Oregonian, 1-1-1960, 1-5-1960 (obits).