Lora (Dora) Woodhead Steere was born in Los Angeles, CA on May 13, 1888. Lora Woodhead was a student at USC, a graduate of Stanford University (1911), and received an M.A. degree from George Washington University (1927). In 1914 she married Major Thomas Steere. She studied sculpture in Berlin with Toft, Bela Pratt at Boston Museum School of Art, Leo Lentelli and Ralph Stackpole at CSFA, and with Florence Wyle in Toronto, Canada. Mrs. Steere taught sculpture in Los Angeles high schools and was active in the local art scene into the 1960s. She died in Riverside, CA on June 17, 1984. Her media included both bronze and marble.
Member: San Diego Art Guild; Southern Calif. Sculptors Guild; Artland Club
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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