Born in Ripon, CA on June 19, 1911. Ellis graduated from UC Berkeley in 1932 and obtained her master's degree there in 1939. She further studied painting with Bennett Bradbury and Millard Sheets. She moved to the Monterey Peninsula in 1940 and built a home in Carmel where she remained until her death on May 23, 2005.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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