Alvena Vajda Seckar
(1915 - 2012)
Alvena Vajda Seckar was active/lived in New York, New Jersey, West Virginia. Alvena Seckar is known for Painting, writing, design, illustration.
Biography Alvena Vajda Seckar
Alvena Vajda Seckar was born to Slovak immigrants in McMechen, West Virginia. Her father was a coal-miner, and the family moved more than twenty times to wherever the work was, from one mining camp to the next. The family was poor, often living under unhealthy conditions, but the cultural life of Slovak traditions proved to provide a rooted and rich life for the children.
One of Alvena's teachers in Allentown, Pennsylvania recognized her artistic talent, and made it possible for her to find a patron and study at the Pennsylvania Museum School of Industrial Art.
She continued her education at the University of Pennsylvania, transferred to New York University and received her Bachelors in 1939 and her Masters in 194
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