(1909 - 1988)
Lenore Thomas was active/lived in Maryland, Kansas, Maine, District Of Columbia, Illinois. Lenore Thomas is known for stone carved sculpture-work genre.
Biography Lenore Thomas
Born Chicago, Illinois in 1909 and died in Blue Hill, Maine, 1988, Leonore Straus was a sculptor. She studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, but she was largely a self-taught sculptor whose medium of choice was stone.
Early in her career she was interested in integrating her sculpture with architecture. Finding no work in Chicago during the Depression, she went to New York and from there to Washington D.C. in 1935.
Working for the Resettlement Administration, she made a number of large stone carvings for their newly built communities. Later, she became a W.P.A. artist and carved a 12'x4'x4' limestone figure of a mother and child for the town center in Greenbelt, Maryland. She created a seven unit t
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
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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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