Born in 1883, Aimee Gorham was a Portland artist who attended Pratt Art Institute in New York. She worked primarily with marquetry but also created a number of stained-glass pieces. Her art is noted for its deeply spiritual meanings and symbolism. Her work hangs in many schools, churches, government buildings, and universities throughout Oregon. She was the only woman in her lifetime to become an honorary member of the American Institute of Architects. Gorham died in 1973.