Born in Illinois on May 19, 1885. Esther graduated from the AIC in 1906 and in that year married artist Ralph Holmes. The couple moved to southern California in 1918 and settled into a home in Atascadero at 7100 Carmelita. Mrs. Holmes taught in Los Angeles for many years before her death in Atascadero on Oct. 30, 1961.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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