Theodora Barbara Makielski (1890-1979)
Theodora "Teddy" Doktor was born in Poland in 1890 and worked as a cigar roller and legal secretary prior to marrying Joseph Jacob Makielski, Sr. in South Bend, IN in 1916. Through the encouragement of her husband she attended the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. Her mentor and friend was Emil Jacques, head of the art department at the University of Notre Dame. George Ames Aldrich was also a mentor and friend of Theodora. After extensive study and painting throughout Europe, in 1918 Aldrich arrived in Chicago and became involved with the South Bend art scene during the 1920s. The Indiana dune country at the southern end of Lake Michigan was a popular subject for
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