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Blanche Carstenson

 (1907 - 2002)
Blanche Emily Williams Carstenson was active/lived in Missouri, Kansas, Colorado.  Blanche Carstenson is known for textile art-batik, printmaking, painting.

Biography   Blanche Carstenson


Born in Gray County, Kansas, 1907 and died Denver, October 2, 2002, Blanche Carstenson was a textile artist,  painter and printmaker and also a musician.

She helped found the Mid-America Annual Exhibition at the Nelson Art Museum in Kansas City and served as Director for eight years.  She founded the Unitarian Gallery in the early 1960s, and was a guiding force in the Kansas City Artist's Coalition.

She taught printmaking, batik, and gave art lectures.

SOURCES:
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
UMKC archives, http://www.umkc.edu/whmckc/Collections/I1009KC.HTM, accessed Nov. 20, 2005

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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