(1898 - 1991)
Thelma Paddock Hope was active/lived in California, Indiana. Thelma Hope is known for portrait, landscape, set painter.
Biography Thelma Hope
Born on a farm near La Porte, Indiana, Thelma Hope became known primarily for her portraits and scenes from her world travels. From 1940 to 1947, she was a studio painter of background canvases for MGM studies and lived in Beverly Hills. She moved to Corona del Mar and later settled in Newport Beach.
Hope moved from Indiana to Southern California with her family in 1908 and began art studies that year. She spent one year at the Otis Art institute and two years at the Chicago Art Institute. J. Francis Smith was one of her teachers.
In 1923, she married Fred Hope. She was a member of the California Art Club, the Laguna Beach Art Association, the Women Painters of the West, and the National League of American Pen Women.
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