Helen Bontecou was born in Kansas City, MO on Jan. 13, 1892. Bontecou arrived in San Francisco in 1915 during the excitement of the PPIE. After studying art locally, she lived in Palo Alto and Grass Valley before settling in Nevada City, CA. A spinster, she died there on July 22, 1978. Member: Nevada City AA.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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