(1888 - 1983)
Frances Mitchell Wardin was active/lived in Kansas, New York. Frances Wardin is known for landscape and portrait painting.
Biography Frances Wardin
Born Topeka, January 19, 1888 and died Topeka, January 1983, Frances
Wardin was a painter who specialized in landscapes and portraits.
She studied at the New York Art School and was a pupil of Robert
Henri. In 1930, she owned a jewelry store in Topeka and lived at
She was a Kansas artist in the Federal Art Project, 1939 and lived at 617 W. 143 St., NY and at 923 W. 16th St., Topeka.
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
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This and over 1,750 other biographies can be found in Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945) compiled by Susan V. Craig, Art & Architecture Librarian at University of Kansas.