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Valerie Gretchen Tracewell Kaun

 (born 1891)
Valerie Gretchen Tracewell Kaun was active/lived in California, Kansas.  Valerie Kaun is known for sculpture.

Biography   Valerie Gretchen Tracewell Kaun

Valerie Gretchen Tracewell Kaun was born in Kansas in 1891.  Val Kaun studied in Chicago at the Academy of Fine Art and AIC during 1910-14.  By 1922 she had settled in Berkeley, CA with her husband Alexander Kaun, a professor of slavic languages at UC.  She taught life modeling at the CCAC during 1927-31 and lived in Berkeley until widowed in 1944.  Mrs. Kaun then returned to Kansas.  An advocate of modern art, her works are abstractions in mixed media, lead, or stone. 

Exh: San Francisco Art Association, 1923-24; San Francisco Museum of (Modern) Art, 1935; SF Women Artists, 1938; Golden Gate International Exposition, 1939.

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
City Directory; California Arts and Architecture list, 1932; Census.

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