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Helen Wilson

 (1916 - 2006)
Helen J. Wilson was active/lived in Oregon, California, Kansas.  Helen Wilson is known for Tapestry artist; sculpture.

Biography   Helen Wilson


Helen J. Wilson was born on October 31, 1916 in Salina, Kansas.  She grew up on a farm in Chehalis, WA.  After receiving a bachelor's degree from the Univ. of Oregon, Wilson studied fine arts and crafts at numerous institutions in California before landing in Boulder, CO, to teach craft and art seminars to college and high school students.  In 1973, a fire destroyed Wilson's
home and studio, prompting her to return to the Northwest and Ashland, OR. She died in Ashland, Oregon on April 9, 2006.

Member: Rogue Valley Weavers Guild; Colorado Artist Craftsmen.

Exhibitions: Museum of New Mexico, 1965; Fiber, Clay & Metal Exhibition, 1966; Museum of Contemporary Crafts, 1967; Dartmouth College, 1968; Delgado Mu

SOURCES:
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
Who’s Who in American Art. New York: American Federation of Arts, 1936-1976; Ashland Daily Times (Apr. 19, 2006).

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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