Flora Jefferson Clendenin
(1901 - 1996)
Flora Jefferson Clendenin was active/lived in California, Arkansas. Flora Clendenin is known for Primitive Painting.
Biography Flora Jefferson Clendenin
“In presenting the work of Flora Clendenin, we are involved with a rare esthetic phenomenon: the true primitive. Born in the Ozarks, Flora Driskill left school at the age of 13 to work on her father’s farm and at 18 married George Clendenin, a neighboring farmer. After the birth of two children, the Clendenins moved to Detroit, Michigan, where they both worked in the automobile industry and where Flora first practiced the nurse-housekeeper profession, which is her current occupation. After George Clendenin’s death in 1959, she came to California, and it was while amusing her grandchildren on their nursery blackboard that she first discovered her latent talent. She moved from blackboard through pen and ink to watercolor
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