Born in Benton, PA on April 24, 1886. Harriet Hess earned degrees at Pennsylvania State Teacher's College and University of Arizona. She married Bruce Hess of Pasadena in 1910 and settled in that community. A grade school teacher for many years, in her leisure she painted watercolors of a variety of subjects. She died in Santa Ana, CA on Oct. 28, 1974.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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