Born in San Francisco, CA on December 5, 1902. After earning a B.A. degree at UC Berkeley, Allison worked in commercial art for Foster & Kleiser (billboards). Following her marriage to artist George Gaethke in 1929, she lived in Berkeley. Working in gouache, she painted scenes of the area around her home and designed jewelry. In 1967 she moved across the Golden Gate to Mill Valley where she remained until 1986. She died at her daughter’s home in San Cristobal, NM on Aug. 20, 1993. Member: SFAA; SF Women Artists; Marin Society of Artists; Metal Artists Guild (founder.) Exh: Gump's, 1949.