Hazel Northridge

Hazel Northridge San Diego Magazine

Hazel D Northridge (1907-1990) was an American illustrator, active in San Diego in the 1920s and Los Angeles in the 1930s.

Born in Glen Wild, New York on 17 Oct 1907, Hazel was the wife of artist Edward Cecil Northridge. In her early twenties, Hazel studied under Eugene DeVal at the Academy of Fine Arts in Balboa Park, San Diego. Exhibited in the 1927 Southern California Artists show, San Diego Fine Arts Gallery.

The couple founded Associated Artists, the leading commercial art association in San Diego at the time. Both artists created work promoting San Diego tourism for the city’s convention and visitors’ bureau in the 1920s. As a graphic designer she was anonymous, but as an illustrator she became more widely known for San Diego Magazine and San Diego Club Women covers.

Hazel and Ed Northridge regularly produced illustrations for local San Diego newspapers, notably in 1927 for grand opening advertisements for the new ‘cathedral of theatres,’ the California Theatre.

The Northridges moved to San Francisco in 1929 to further their artistic educations.

She died on 23 Jan 1990.

Hazel Northridge San Diego Magazine

San Diego Magazine, 1928