Helen Augusta Iserman Francis Hodge
(1870 - 1958)
Helen Augusta Iserman Francis Hodge was active/lived in Kansas, California. Helen Hodge is known for watercolor landscape, floral and portrait painting, photography.
Biography Helen Augusta Iserman Francis Hodge
Raised in Topeka, Kansas, Helen Iserman Hodge became a painter in oil
and watercolor of landscapes in many geographical areas and was
especially noted for her depictions of Kansas wildflowers. She
also did portraits including one of Cyrus Holliday, founder of the
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway.
Hodge was the daughter of a country doctor and wife, Joseph and Frances
Iserman. She began drawing at age three, and later studied in
Cincinnati with George Hopkins, also from Kansas, and in Washington DC
at the Corcoran Gallery School of Art. There she was living with
her older sister, Ida Randall Bolles.
She returned to Topeka, Kansas, and in 1898, married a physician named
Willard Francis. However,
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