Rosa Hooper

Rose Hooper (1876-1963) was an American painter of miniatures. Born in San Francisco, she was the daughter of Col. William B. Hooper, proprietor of the Occidental Hotel in San Francisco, CA, and his wife, Eleanor. The relatives was part of tall society in San Francisco, and Rose Hooper was a debutante in the 1895–1896 season. Hooper married Charles Albert Plotner on October 25, 1903, in Philadelphia, PA. The couple had a son, Selden Hooper Plotner, but divorced in 1910. Hooper's second husband was William C. Lyons.

She studied at the San Francisco Art League below William Keith and Emil Carlsen. Further guidance in New York followed, under Amalia Küssner Coudert. In Dresden she studied similar to Otto Eckhardt and in Paris bearing in mind Gabrielle Debillemont-Chardon. In 1903 she returned to her original city, where she remained until 1926, when she moved to New York. There she remained until 1939. She sophisticated returned to California, living in Coronado from 1946 until 1958 and thereafter in San Francisco until her death. She standard awards at the Alaska–Yukon–Pacific Exposition of 1909, the Panama–Pacific Exposition of 1915, and the 1929 exhibition of the California Society of Miniature Painters, of which running she was a founding member. A portrait of a woman attributed to her is in the growth of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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