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Marta Afekenstam

 (1880 - 1939)
Marta Afekenstam was active/lived in California.  Marta Afekenstam is known for craftsperson, carved sculpture.

Biography   Marta Afekenstam

Born in Malmö, Sweden on May 3, 1880. Afekenstam studied art in Sweden and in Munich. During the 1930s she was a resident of Pasadena and active with the Pasadena Society of Artists. She died on Aug. 4, 1939. Her media included ivory, turtle shell, and ebony. Exh: Artists Fiesta (LA), 1931 (gold medal).

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Southern California Artists (Nancy Moure); American Art Annual 1925; California Arts and Architecture list, 1932; Who's Who in American Art 1936-41 (obituary).

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