Born in Iowa in 1908. While a resident of Los Angeles in 1930-32, Cowan was active in the local art scene. By 1933 she was a resident of Marion, IA and by 1936 she was known as Elsie Cowan Scott. Exh: Calif. WC Society, 1931-32; Artists Fiesta (LA), 1931; Iowa Art Salon, 1933; LA Co. Fair, 1936.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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