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Jae Carmichael, painter, sculptor, photographer, writer, and independent filmmaker updated a 19th century cemetery and was founding director of Pasadenaís Pacific Asia Museum. She staged more than 200 solo exhibitions in galleries in Los Angeles, Japan, and Europe and has works included in permanent collections of the Oakland Museum of California, the Long Beach Museum of Art, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among others. Her 1976 film Heritage of Hope was nominated for an Emmy, and she initiated the Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleumís installation of computer chips called Memory Medallions in a few dozen historic tombstones, allowing visitors with a laptop or hand-held computer to view 5-min silent films about such luminaries as CalTech physicist Richard Feynman and 1950s actor George Reeves. She died in Pasadena, California on November 5, 2005. Source: www.LifeinLegacy.com From: California Watercolors 1850-1970, An Illustrated History & Biographical Dictionary by Gordon McClelland and Jay T. Last. Jae Carmichael was born in Hollywood, Ca. in 1925. She studied at the University of Southern California, Claremont College, Mills College, Oakland, Cal. She was a member of the American Watercolor Society and the California Watercolor Society. She studied art with Francis de Erdely, Millard, Sheets, Phil Dike, Dong Kingman, and William Gaw. In 1953, she became a member of the California Watercolor Society and has exhibited in the annual shows since that time. In addition to painting and exhibiting her watercolors on a national level, Carmichael has produced sculpture, murals, oil paintings and films. She was a director of the Pasadena Society of Artists and a director of the California Watercolor Society. She is currently an Adjunct Professor of Cinema at the University of Southern California. Biographical information: Interview with Jae Carmichael, 1984 Source: www.askart.com