Painter. Born in Los Angeles, CA on Aug. 22, 1908, the daughter of Mauritz DeHaaff. Cornelia first studied with her father and continued at the Chouinard and Pasadena Art Institutes. By 1930 she was active in the Los Angeles art scene.
Her marriages to Gordon Ross and Edwin B. Bennett both ended in divorce. She died in Santa Ana, CA on Nov. 8, 1996.
Exh: Santa Monica AA, 1930-31; Artists Fiesta (LA), 1931; Webb Gallery (LA), 1935 (solo); Painters & Sculptors of LA, 1935; San Gabriel AA, 1935; Calif. WC Society, 1936; Academy of Western Painters (LA), 1936-38; Calif. Art Club, 1930s; Stanford Univ., 1937 (solo); Ebell Salon (LA), 1944.
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