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Elise Penner

 (early 20th century)
Elise Marie Penner is active/lives in Kansas, Colorado.  Elise Penner is known for modernist painting, teaching.

Biography   Elise Penner


Born Halstead, Kansas, Elise Penner was an artist and teacher.   She studied at Bethany College, Lindsborg with Birger Sandzén in 1920-21, and taught art education and fine arts at Bethel College, North Newton in 1921-22.

Penner returned to Halstead to care for her family and graduated from Halstead High School in 1927.  She returned to Bethany College and earned a 60 hour degree in art education in 1930.  She began teaching art in Medicine Lodge while continuing her college degree and earning a BFA in 1933.

She then moved to Portland, OR and began teaching at the Girls Polytechnic then returned to Kansas in 1935 as art instructor in the Lindsborg city schools.  She earned a Master's

SOURCES:
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
Sandzén files

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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