Bessie Lasky (1888-1972). Bessie Ginsberg was born in Boston, MA. She was educated in the public schools of Boston and studied at the New England Conservatory of Music. In 1925 she began her art studies with William Silva and Felicie Waldo Howell. She was active in New York City until the late 1920s; she then settled in Los Angeles with her husband, Jesse L. Lasky, a motion picture magnate. A poet as well as painter and musician, her book of poems entitled Songs of the Twilight was published in 1935.
Bessie Lasky is best known for her series of California mission paintings. She died in Los Angeles on Aug. 17, 1972.