(1917 - 2010)
Kathleen Parks Gemberling Dewerker Adkison was active/lived in Washington, Nebraska. Kathleen Adkison is known for abstract expressionist painting, teaching.
Biography Kathleen Adkison
Kathleen Gemberling Adkison (1917-2010)
Kathleen Gemberling Adkison was one of the first American artists to abandon easels and traditional brushwork in favor of applying paint directly to canvases set on the floor. She learned this radical approach from her primary teacher, Mark Tobey. For his part, Tobey, while living in Seattle, had developed these techniques in an effort to produce paintings inspired by Oriental calligraphy.
Kathleen Gemberling was born July 5, 1917 in Beatrice, Nebraska. In 1936 her family moved to Seattle, where she attended West Seattle High School and began private art lessons with realist painter Leon Berbyshire.
From 1946-1950, she studied in Seattle with both Morris Graves a
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