Marion Osborn Cunningham was a painter and printmaker. Her family moved to Bakersfield, CA, when she was very young. She graduated from high school from Bakersfield, then went on to study at Santa Barbara Junior College, the Art Students League in NYC, and at Stanford University. In the 1930's, she began silk screen printing, and produced more than 20,000 serigraphs, and 75,000 greeting card copies. Her colorful reproductions of Cable Cars were in demand worldwide. While en route to Europe, she died unexpectedly of a brain tumor in NYC.