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Bernard (Emerson) Frazier

 (1906 - 1976)
Bernard (Emerson) Frazier was active/lived in Kansas.  Bernard Frazier is known for Sculptor, lecturer, craftsperson, art director.

Bernard (Emerson) Frazier

Born near Athol, June 30, 1906; died Lawrence, May 24, 1976. Sculptor. Craftsman. Teacher. Museum administrator.

Born into a ranching family near Athol, Frazier's interest in sculpture began there working with clay and stones.  In 1924 he attended Kansas Wesleyan in Salina for one semester then transferred to University of Kansas, Lawrence in 1925 where he participated in track and earned the name "Poco" or small.  He graduated from the new Dept. of Design at University of Kansas, Lawrence in 1929 then moved to Chicago to apprentice with Lorado Taft.  He also studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and at the National Academy with Frederic M. Torrey.  He returned to University of Kansas, Lawrence in 1935

Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
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About  Bernard (Emerson) Frazier

Born:  1906 - Athol, Kansas
Died:   1976 - Lawrence, Kansas
Known for:  Sculptor, lecturer, craftsperson, art director