Born in Nebraska on Jan. 15, 1888, Hodges was educated at the University of St Louis and Columbia University. Upon moving to the Monterey Peninsula in 1912, she studied at the Carmel Art Institute. From 1917 to 1932 she taught in the Los Angeles public schools. She started a greeting card company called House of K.H.S.
in Los Angeles together with Vivian Stringfiled and Fannie Kerns. They made handpainted greeting cards, using wood block print methods, for all seasons of the year. Inspired by the Arts & Crafts Movement and incorporating modernist aesthetics, they used their skills to produce wonderful one-of-a-kind cards.
Not only were they friends, artists, and business owners,
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"American Art Annual
1919; Women Artists of the American West
; Carmel Public Library; Art and Artists of the Monterey Peninsula; Death record; Alicia Vanden Heuvel Great Grandaughter of Vivian F. StringfieldNearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here
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