Born in Tahiti on May 6, 1872. Edel was the daughter of artist Joseph Hecht. She came to San Francisco about 1880 and later settled in Berkeley. She died there on Dec. 6, 1940.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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