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Betty "Kepka" Hochman 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" Hochman 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

Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)", 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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