Born in Iowa on Jan. 3, 1897. Hay studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts (Oakland) and California School of Fine Arts (San Francisco). During two years in Europe, she studied with Andre Lhote and Hans Hoffman. While living in Oakland in the 1920s and 1930s, she was active in the local art scene and taught at Alameda High School. After years of studying and traveling in Europe, she moved to the Monterey Peninsula in 1941 and taught at Carmel High School. A spinster, she died in Corvallis, OR on Dec. 6, 1956. Her oeuvre includes portraits and still lifes.
Exh: SF Women Artists, 1931; Calif. State Fair, 1933; Oakland Art Gallery, 1937; Carmel AA, 1940s. In: Harrison Li
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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