Painter. Born in Philadelphia, PA on March 7, 1854, Hannah Tempest studied at the PAFA, Spring Garden Institute, School of Industrial Art, with Robert-Fleury and Constant in Paris, and Tackouchi Seiho in Kyoto, Japan. In 1872 she married industrialist, John Jenkins; the marriage ended with his early death. She settled in Claremont, CA in 1905 and joined the faculty at Pomona College. Locally, she was a popular lecturer, writer, and the founder of the Rembrandt Club. During her lifetime she made 44 ocean voyages to Europe and the Orient which resulted in many oils and watercolors. Upon her death on Sept. 27, 1927, she bequeathed her art collection to Claremont College and provided for a scholarship endowment. Member: Laguna Beach AA; Calif. Nearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here
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