Born in Brandon, Manitoba, she received her education at Havergal College, Toronto, and although mostly self taught she took a few lessons from F. H. Varley. She was an invited contributor to the Group of Seven exhibitions in the 1920’s. In 1914 she married F. B. Housser (who later became the author of ‘A Canadian Art Movement’). She exhibited at Wembley in1926 and at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., in 1930 also at the Baltimore Museum of Art. In the following years she exhibited at various cities in Canada.

In 1929 her canvas “Above Moraine Lake” was reproduced in the ‘Year Book of the Arts in Canada’ with the following caption, “Housser, who began to exhibit with the invited contributors to the Group of Seven exhibition a very few years ago, has been sketching in the Rockies during the past two summers. This canvas is typical of her most recent work…” She contributed articles on art to the ‘Canadian Bookman’ between April of 1923 and May of 1926. She married Lawren Harris in 1934. Her paintings are in the collections of Hart House, U. Of T.; University of British Columbia (loan collection) and elsewhere.

Source: "A Dictionary of Canadian Artists, Volume II”, compiled by Colin S. MacDonald, Canadian Paperbacks Publishing Ltd, Ottawa, 1979