Born in St Louis, MO on Jan. 20, 1896, the daughter of artist Minerva B. Hamilton. Diane, as she was known, studied at the San Francisco Institute of Art, ASL and Columbia University in New York, and Académie Julian in Paris. In 1916 her family established a pottery company in Los Angeles where she was a co-owner and designer until the firm closed in 1930. By 1936 her married name was DeCausse. She died in Los Angeles on Jan. 31, 1971.
Exh: Calif. Pacific Int'l Expo (San Diego), 1935; Riviera Beach Club (Hollywood), 1936; GGIE, 1939.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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