A painter, Alice Keffer was born in Des Moines, Iowa on Jan. 6, 1881. She studied with Frank Brangwyn, Alexander Robinson, Ossip Linde, and at the Pratt Institute. She was a resident of her native city until about 1920 and then moved to San Diego, CA.
She taught at an art school there for several years, and appears to have divided her time between San Diego and Hillsdale, NJ until the early 1940s.
A spinster, she died in San Diego on March 21, 1953. She was the sister of artist Florence Hale.
Des Moines Women's Club, 1912 (award); National Academy of Design, 1919; San Diego Art Guild, 1940-42; National Association of Women Painters & Sculptors.
In: Des Moines Public Schools.
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