Della Taylor Hoss
Della Taylor Hoss was born in Harvey Illinois on June 3,1900. It was soon after her birth that the Taylor family relocated to California, where Della remained until her death in 1997. In 1925 Della graduated from Stanford University, with a degree in journalism, and then went on to pursue her interest in art. She began working in San Francisco for a commercial art studio, and eventually enrolled in courses to study etching and wood block printing. Della went on to study under Mark Tobey, in Seattle, for several months. While there she learned a technique called "rubbed graphic drawing", a tool she used extensively in her later career.