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Betty "Kepka" Belton

 (20/21st century)
Betty "Kepka" Hochman Belton is active/lives in Kansas, Michigan.  Betty Kepka Belton is known for Teaching Art.

Biography   Betty "Kepka" Belton


Graduate of Ellsworth High School.  Earned a BFA at Emporia State Univ. in 1956 and a
master's degree in art education from Fort Hays State Univ. in 1966.  Belton taught
junior high school, designed greeting cards for Hallmark Cards and served as a jewelry
apprentice.  Belton has received national acclaim for her work in continuing the Czech art
of Kraslice, beautifully hand-decorated eggs created by waxing, dyeing and blowing
chicken or goose eggs.  Taught for Wilson public schools until retiring in 1998.  Moved to
Midland, MI in 2001.

Awards: National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, 1988; Master Folk Artist, Kansas State Historical Society; Kansas Governor's

SOURCES:
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
http://www.emporia.edu/saf/awards/disalum.html, accessed Nov. 5, 2007.

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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