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Rayben Harden

 (1888 - 1976)
Rayben Alta Harden was active/lived in Missouri, Kansas.  

Biography   Rayben Harden


Harden was born December 12, 1888 in Missouri.  Enrolled at the State Teacher's College in Springfield, MO and taught school for several years before her marriage.  Did a correspondence course with the Minneapolis Fine Arts school but did not complete.  Also studied in the Bisstram
Fine Arts School in Taos, NM for two summers.  Lived in Protection, Kansas by 1925.  Known as the "Grandma Moses of Comanche County," her work was exhibited in several exhibitions in Dodge City, Kansas, Goodland, Kansas  and Liberal, Kansas.

Member: Taos Art Assoc.

Collections:Baptist churches in Protection, Goodland, Ness City, and Taos, NM; Christian Church in Meade

SOURCES:
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
Dodge City Globe (Mar. 15, 1961); U.S. Federal Census 1930; Kansas! (1st issue, 1967).

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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