Jessie Mary Beckman was born in Upper Sandusky, OH on Aug. 19, 1856. Beckman studied with Henri and Chase in NYC and at Académie Colarossi in Paris.
A resident of Kenton, OH until 1921, she then moved to southern California and had homes in Laguna Beach and Los Angeles. A spinster, she died in the latter on Oct. 28, 1929.
Member: McDowell Club; Calif. Art Club; West Coast Art Club.
EXHIBITIONS: Painters & Sculptors of LA, 1923; LA Co. Fair, 1929.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
American Art Annual 1909-25; Artists of the American West (Doris Dawdy);
Southern California Artists (Nancy Moure); Death record; LA Times,
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