Gretchen

PC.07 Helen Hunt Reid (1901–1969)
oil on canvas, 26.75 x 22.75 inches
Adopted by: Pat C. Wyse

Born in Kansas City, MO, moved to Los Angeles where she earned degrees at UCLA and USC. She then taught art at Pasadena City College, was chairman during the 1950's, and she managed to strengthen the foundation of the department and continued building a program that would attract the next generation of artists.
She retired in 1963 to become a member of the board of directors of the Laguna Museum of Art and lived in Laguna Beach until shortly before her death in San Luis Obispo, CA on Dec. 8, 1969.