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Lillian Colton

 (1911 - 2007)
Lillian Colton was active/lived in Minnesota.  Lillian Colton is known for portraits made with agricultural products, crop art.

Biography   Lillian Colton


Lillian Colton was a crop artist whose work was usually portraits of public figures made from agricultural products such as wild rice, hay and timothy seeds glued to cardboard.  It has been prominently displayed at the Minnesota State Fair for many years. She was "considered the Andy Warhol of seeds" according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Colton was born and raised on a farm near Sherburn, Minnesota in rural Martin County. Moving to Owatonna, Minnesota after she married, she ran a beauty shop at her home in Owatonna called Cinderella Clip and Curl for 67 years. She didn't start as a crop artist until later in her life. Colton first entered Crop Art at the State Fair in 1966, and won nine best-of-show Purple ribbons in   ...  Displaying 750 of 1520 characters.

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