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Harriet Cordis

 (1886 - 1986)
Harriet Mary (Sister Ignatia) Cordis was active/lived in California, Arizona.  Harriet Cordis is known for painting and teaching.

Biography   Harriet Cordis

Born on Aug. 18, 1886 in Tucson, AZ. One of the founders of Mount St Mary's College in Los Angeles in 1924, Sister Ignatia was a teacher at that school for nearly 40 years. She remained there except when she studied at the CCAC where she earned a master's degree and three months of travel and study in Europe. A fire at the school in 1961 destroyed most of her early work. Primarily a watercolorist, she also worked in oil, casein, and charcoal. She died at Mount St Mary's on May 14, 1986. Exh: Five Arts Gallery (LA), 1979 (solo).

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Los Angeles Times, 5-17-1986 (obituary).

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