(1873 - 1943)
Lydia Sohlberg Deere was active/lived in Kansas, Minnesota. Lydia Deere is known for landscape and floral still life painting, teaching.
Biography Lydia Deere
Born in Holmes City, Minnesota on August 22, 1873 and died in Lindsborg, Kansas, July, 1943, Lydia Deere was a teacher and a painter who specialized in landscapes and floral still lifes.
Her family moved to McPherson, Kansas in 1880, and she earned a BA from McPherson College. She moved to Lindsborg and opened a millinery store and then was principal and teacher at the Lane Hart Women's Dormitory in 1907.
She married Professor Emil O. Deere of Lindsborg and earned a BFA from Bethany College in 1923. She was employed as an instructor in art at Bethany College, Lindsborg, 1924-31.
1st Annual Kansas Artists Exhibition, 1925; 15th McPherson Exhibition (Catalogue of the Annual Art Exhibit
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
Topeka Cap & Topeka J (Topeka Capital, Topeka J (aka Topeka J) newspapers—usually reports of the Kansas Artists Exhibition 1st= Topeka Cap Nov. 11, 1925 9th= Topeka J Nov. 11, 1933 2nd= Topeka Cap Nov. 10, 1926 10th= Topeka J Nov. 10, 1934 3rd= Topeka J Nov. 19, 1927 11th= Topeka J Jan. 7, 1936 4th= Topeka J Nov. 3, 1928 12th= Topeka J Nov. 11 & 14, 1936 5th= Topeka J Nov. 2, 1929 14th= Topeka J Jan. 22, 1938 6th= Topeka J Oct. 18 & Nov. 1, 1930 15th= Topeka J Mar. 10, 1939 7th= Topeka J Oct. 24, 1931 16th= Topeka J Feb. 2 & 10, 1940 8th= Topeka J Oct. 22, 1932 17th= Topeka J Mar. 8 & 17, 1941) (November 11, 1925); Sandzén archives; 100 Years of Art
This and over 1,750 other biographies can be found in Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945) compiled by Susan V. Craig, Art & Architecture Librarian at University of Kansas.
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