Born in Monrovia, CA in April 1889. Chess studied at the College of Fine Arts at USC and at UC Berkeley. She taught art at Monrovia High School from 1914. A spinster and 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: Calif. Art Club, 1929.
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