Elsie Marie Bates Freund
(1907 - 2001)
Elsie Marie Bates Freund was active/lived in Arkansas, Florida, Missouri. Elsie Freund is known for jewelry maker, painter, craftsperson.
Biography Elsie Marie Bates Freund
Elsie Bates Freund, jewelry-maker, watercolorist, craftsperson, and educator, was born on January 12, 1907, in Mincy, Missouri. In 1929, she graduated from high school in Branson, Missouri, and taught school for one year before attending the Kansas City Art Institute from 1930 to 1932. During the 1930s she owned a gift shop in Branson, while working as an artist and craftsperson.
In 1936, she met Louis Freund whom she married in 1939 in Eureka Springs. Elsie accompanied Louis to Hendrix College, teaching textile design, weaving and crafts. Elsie continued teaching at Hendrix during World War II, then accompanied Louis to the Colorado School of Fine Arts, where she studied lithography and took a design class with George Van der Sluis
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