(1877 - 1963)
Celeste Batiste was active/lived in California / Canada. Celeste Batiste is known for sculpture, WPA dioramas, teaching.
Biography Celeste Batiste
b. Canada January 25, 1877 ?d.
San Diego, California August 8, 1963
Little is known about this sculptor who arrived in San Diego around 1933. She worked on a SERA project with Isabelle Schultz (Churchman) making dioramas for the WPA Curriculum Project of the San Diego City Schools. That same year she served as activities chairman for the Los Surenos Art Center in Old Town.
Her address was listed as La Jolla in 1937-38 and La Mesa in 1947-48. James Tank Porter cast some of her pieces at his foundry in La Mesa, and a solo exhibit of her work was held at the Rose Hedge Manor in La Mesa through the La Mesa Art Mart in 1949.
Before retirement, she was a school teacher.
(Ref. SDHC curatorial files
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