(1920 - 2008)
George-Ann Tognoni was active/lived in Arizona, Iowa. GeorgeAnn Tognoni is known for animal and figure sculpture-horses.
Biography George-Ann Tognoni
The daughter of Louis Merrill and Eva Neudeck Merrill, George-Ann Tognoni was raised on an Iowa farm near Fort Dodge. She greaduated from Fort Dodge High School in 1938, and then went to Minneapolis where she studied at the Pepin Academy of Fashion. She worked as a dress designer in that city and in Los Angeles.
During World War II, Tognoni returned to Iowa to help her parents on the farm, and spent several winters studying sculpture at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. She also took classes at Iowa State University in Ames with Christian Peterson, and then joined the Red Cross during the last years of the war. At a canteen in the Phillipines, she met her future husband, Hale Tognoni, an engineer and
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