Born in Detroit, MI on Nov. 7, 1891. Elena Kellogg was the niece of Ellen Scripps, founder of Scripps College in Claremont and Scripps Institute in La Jolla, and granddaughter of Wm Scripps, the newspaper magnate. She moved to southern California as a child and began her art studies at the Throop Institute in Pasadena. Her father built her an Arts & Crafts style studio which still stands. In 1914 she was a member of Wm M. Chase's painting class in Carmel and continued with him in NYC. Her family prevented her marriage to a scientist as a young woman so she remained single. She died in Altadena, CA on Jan. 30, 1983. In: Pasadena Historical Society.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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