Thursday 2 November 2023

1615) Joan Kimball Matthews

Joan Kimball Matthews (1923 - 2021). American magazine model and painter.

She attended Parsons School of Design and in her 20s she was signed by John Powers' top modeling agency, and started modeling for Mademoiselle magazine.
In 1947 Joan married William Cary Matthews, with whom she had four children.
She continued studying painting at the Art Academy in San Francisco and became an abstract expressionist and oil painter. In 1968 Joan had a successful one-woman show at the Corwith Gallery on Union Street, San Francisco.
- "... Joan's long auburn hair and glamour caught the eye of John Powers..."


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