Born in McCune, KS on Sept. 21, 1886. Whetsel was a pupil of Clyde Keller in Portland, OR where she lived during the 1920s. She moved to Los Angeles in the early 1930s and was active there until her death in Orange County on Oct. 31, 1952. Exh: Portland AA, 1920s; Oregon State Fair, 1922 (prizes); Painters & Sculptors of LA, 1936.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"Artists of the American West
(Doris Dawdy); Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs
(Bénézit, E); Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers
(Fielding, Mantle); American Art Annual
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