The following, submitted January 2005 to AskArt, is from Susan Beauregard Mason, niece of the artist:
“Hazel Beauregard Ives was born in Derby, Connecticut in 1888. She grew up in Framingham, Massachusetts and married Frederic Ives in 1910. Her only son, a Lieutenant in the U.S.Army Air Corps, was killed during World War II.
Hazel Beauregard Ives was a graduate of the Museum School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She was a cartographer during W.W. II, and in the ’50s was a portraitist, and her paintings of authors, politicians, and businessmen appeared on the cover of the Atlantic Monthly.
She later concentrated on charcoal and pastel drawing and lived in Quoddy, Maine, and Cape Cod, where she was a member of the Nauset Painters.”
Ives visited Nantucket often and befriended artist Elizabeth Saltonstall and other founding members of the AAN.
She died in Mashpee, Massachusetts in 1983.