Bessie Eastmond Gourley was born in American Fork, Utah in 1886. "Bess" was the sister of artist Elbert H. Eastmond and the wife of Joseph P. Gourley. She lived in Provo, Utah in 1920-30 and studied painting with Anita Young.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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