Alice Taylor Gafford (August 15, 1886-October 27, 1981) was an American artist and educator. Gafford was a nurse for 25 years before studying at Otis and beginning her career in art.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Taylor_Gafford
Tea Party by Alice Taylor Gafford
1967 / Oil painting / Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
Alice Taylor Gafford on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/alice-taylor-gafford/