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Ada Sharpless

 (1899 - 1988)
Ada May Sharpless was active/lived in California, Hawaii.  Ada Sharpless is known for sculpture.

Biography   Ada Sharpless

Born in Hilo, Hawaii on Aug. 16, 1899. Sharpless was raised in Santa Ana, CA and graduated from USC. Her art studies began in Los Angeles at Otis Art Institute and continued in Paris in the late 1920s with Antoine Bourdelle. She was active in Los Angeles until the early 1940s. Her married name was Cornish at the time of her demise on Kona, HI on Nov. 23, 1988. Exh: Société des Artistes Indépendants (Paris, 1929; Calif. Art Club, 1929-35 (prizes); Pasadena Art Inst., 1931; LA County Fair, 1931-35; Ebell Club (LA), 1933-41; San Diego FA Society, 1934; LACMA, 1934, 1935, 1937; Whittier Art Gallery, 1934; Palos Verdes Library, 1935; Ebell Club (LA), 1935, 1941 (1st prize); Riviera Gallery (Hollywood), 1936 (prize). In: Santa Ana Historica

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
American Art Annual 1933; Southern California Artists (Nancy Moure); Who's Who in American Art 1936-41; Honolulu Advertiser, 11-26-1988 (obituary).

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