Artist Biography

1861 - 1949

Ida Iserman Randall Bolles (1861-1949) was born in Lawrence, Kansas on March 14, 1861. At 18 Ida married Thomas G. Randall. She studied at the Corcoran Art School, Art Institute of Chicago, Art Students League in New York City, and in Cincinnati with Frank Duveneck and George C. Hopkins. Due to her husband's health she moved to Denver in 1897. Widowed, she married Dr. Newton Bolles and in 1919 settled with him in Laguna Beach, CA where she further studied with Anna Hills. Mrs. Bolles was a regular lecturer at women's clubs. Her work includes portraits, seascapes, and landscapes of the area around Laguna and the desert near Palm Springs. She died in Los Angeles on May 1, 1949. She was the sister of artist Helen Hodge. Member: Denver Artists Club. Exhibited: Southern California Orange Ass'n, 1923 (purchase prize). Works held: Orange County (CA) Museum.

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