Mlle Zella de Milhau (1870-1954) (New York)
“Zella de Milhau, etcher of New York, sister of Louis de Milhau, New York banker, worked in Morro Bay in 1932, 1933,” per “Morro Bay Art Colony Boasts Famous Names,” SLO Telegram-Tribune, June 8, 1940, p. 4.
“Feminine fussbudgets and finicky old gents may have dominated the social scene in Southampton at the turn of the last century but not without plenty of competition from the irrepressible Zella de Milhau, who came to Shinnecock Hills to study at William Merritt Chase’s Summer Art School and stayed to stir things up.
Here is fellow art student Marietta Minnigerode Andrews’ description of the friend she ca
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