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Alma Held

 (1898 - 1988)
Alma Held was active/lived in Iowa.  Alma Held is known for landscape, still-life, portrait, teacher.

Self-portrait

Biography   Alma Held


A talented artist from an early age, Alma Held graduated from the University of Iowa where she studied art with Charles Cumming. She also studied at the Cape Cod School of Art with Charles Hawthorne and at the Academy of Design in New York. At the Academy, she won the Suydam Bronze medal for life drawing.

In 1925, she began exhibiting at the Iowa Salon and earned awards for her still lifes and portraits. For a short period she taught at the University of Iowa with Grant Wood, and she exhibited widely through out the Midwest including Omaha, Nebraska; Kansas City, Missouri; and Cedar Rapids, Iowa.


Source: Jackson's International Auctioneers, Cedar Falls, Iowa, Catalogue of September 21, 2001.


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