Bessie D. Kinistedt Quesnell was born in Wisconsin on February 19, 1892. Bessie was the wife of Arthur Quesnell.
After several years in Elmore, Minnesota, the couple moved to southern California. From her home in San Marino, Mrs. Quesnell made painting excursions into the desert and Sierra.
She died in Orange, CA on September 13, 1980.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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