Hope Joyce Atkinson is active/lives in Wisconsin, Minnesota. Hope Atkinson is known for figure, portrait-folk art.
Biography Hope Atkinson
Hope Joyce Atkinson was born December 10, 1946 in Minnesota, one of six children. Her mother left the family when Hope was age four. Her father tried to keep all of the children together, but soon Hope was placed in a foster home so she was separated from her family at an early age.
Atkinson was anxious to leave the foster home and looked for any way to achieve independence. When she was sixteen, she joined the Merchant Marines and worked on the ore boats on the Great Lakes for many years. Atkinson eventually got her own small boat and she traveled the waters of Lake Superior daily until tragedy struck.
She had a horrible accident out on her boat and was lucky to have guided herself to a port hospital. After months of hospitalizat
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