Born in Sacramento, CA on Sept. 1, 1916. Thielen majored in art at Sacramento Jr College and earned a master's degree from Mills College in 1941. In that year one of her paintings appeared in Life magazine. At Mills she studied under Lyonel Feininger and assisted Roi Partridge for a few years. By 1948 she was married and had been living in Mexico City for several years as Louise Reynoso.
Exh: San Francisco Art Association, 1941; Crocker Gallery, 1941. In: Mills College (Oakland).
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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