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Hilda Lofgren

 (1874 - 1956)
Hilda Henrietta Lofgren was active/lived in Kansas.  Hilda Lofgren is known for artist.

Biography   Hilda Lofgren


Born Lawrence, Kansas, August 16, 1874 and died February 22, 1956, Hilda Lofgren was an artist in Lawrence.

Elfriede Rowe writes: "Miss Hilda Lofgren started her beauty shop in her home in the 700 block on Kentucky Street.  Hilda was a tall, blonde, angular woman, who always carried an umbrella when she walked to town, whether rain or shine, winter or summer."

Her artwork was displayed when the renovated Lawrence Public Library reopened in Nov. 1937.

SOURCES:
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
Sain, Lydia. Kansas Artists, compiled by Lydia Sain from 1932 to 1948. Typed Manuscript, 1948.; Dawdy 2: Dawdy, Doris Ostrander. Artists of the American West: A Biographical Dictionary. Volume 2. Chicago: Swallow Press, 1981.; Newlin, Gertrude Dix (Development of Art in Kansas. Typed Manuscript, 1951); Lawrence J-W (Nov. 17, 1937; Dec. 11, 1937); Rowe, Elfriede Fischer. Wonderful Old Lawrence, http://www.kancoll.org/books/rowe/beauty.htm, accessed Jan. 5, 2006

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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