Artist Biography

Melisse JEWELL
1896 - 1963

Melisse Holben was born in Michigan on January 5, 1896. Early in life she was married briefly to artist Foster Jewell; after their divorce she married artist Dan Dickey. During the 1930s she was active in San Diego as an artist for the Works Progress Administration. By the 1940s she had become a registered nurse. Mrs. Dickey died in San Diego on March 10, 1963.

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