Hazel Clare Shewe Banta was born in Butte, MT on Nov. 9, 1899. By 1934 Banta was teaching at Richard H. Dana High School while living in Los Angeles. She died there on Sept. 13, 1999.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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