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Edna Anita Chess

 (1889 - 1952)
Edna Anita Chess was active/lived in California.  Edna Chess is known for landscape, marine and figure painting.

Biography   Edna Anita Chess


Born in Monrovia, CA in April 1889, Edna Chess studied at the College of Fine Arts at University of Southern California and at UC Berkeley.

She taught art at Monrovia High School from 1914. Unmarried and a lifelong resident of Monrovia, she died there on April 2, 1952.

Working in a flat, illustrative style, she produced landscapes of the area around her home.

Member: Pacific AA; Art Teachers Ass'n of Southern Calif.

Exh: California Art Club, 1929.

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
American Art Annual 1928; California Arts and Architecture list, 1932.

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