Clara (Cioban) MacGowan
(1894 - 1983)
Clara (Cioban) MacGowan was active/lived in Illinois, Washington, California / Canada. Clara MacGowan is known for western landscape painting, block printing.
Biography Clara (Cioban) MacGowan
A painter, block printer, teacher, lecturer, writer and illustrator, Clara MacGowan was born in Montreal, Canada and emigrated with her parents to Gill, Massachusetts in the early 1900s. By 1910, they were in Wallace City, Idaho. She studied at Lewiston State Normal College (now Lewis and Clark State College) from 1912 to 1914, and was a teacher and principal at the high school in Dreary Idaho from 1914 to 1916. Following that, she studied briefly at the University of Washington in Seattle, then taught at a school in Seattle before opening a private studio of ceramic design. In 1927, she earned a BFA degree and in 1928 an MFA degree from the University of Washington.
The remainder of her career was a combination of teaching, writing,
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