Minnie Wonsmos was born in Nebraska in 1901. By 1925 Minnie was the wife of Bertel Wonsmos, a landscape painter. The couple first lived in Nebraska and by 1930 they were in Spicer, Minnesota. Later, Mrs. Wonsmos had an art gallery in Seaside, Oregon where she displayed her art as well as that of other local artists. She is known to have made painting trips to the desert in southern California. She died in Spokane, WA in 1974.
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