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Bessie Peirce Heller

 (1896 - 1985)
Bessie Peirce Heller was active/lived in California, Minnesota.  Bessie Heller is known for Painter, mural painter, designer, illustrator.

Biography   Bessie Peirce Heller

Born in St Paul, MN on July 25, 1896. Heller attended the St Paul Institute School of Art and the Fontainebleau School in France. She painted murals in Los Angeles for the Federal Art Project in the 1930s. During the 1940s she was an illustrator for the Hughes Aircraft Corporation, costume designer for MGM Studios, and teacher at the Chouinard Art School. She then spent 13 years as a graphic artist for the State Department of Education in Sacramento. A spinster, she died there on April 24, 1985. Exh: San Diego Expo, 1935. In: Virgil Jr. High School (LA); Mt View School, (El Monte).

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Who's Who in American Art 1936-53; Death record.

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