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Margaret Frederickson

 (1907 - 1958)
Margaret Frederickson was active/lived in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa / Sweden.  Margaret Frederickson is known for Painter and teacher.

Margaret Frederickson

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Frederikson, Margaret  (1906-1958)

Art Exhibits Shown in Mason City Stores
“There are also paintings by Margaret Frederikson, art teacher at Monroe…” 

The Mason City Globe-Gazette, newspaper, Mason City, Iowa, 06 November, 1942

An oil painting, the work of Miss Margaret Frederikson, depicting a portion of Elsinore castle in Denmark, the setting for Shakespeare’s Hamlet, was displayed Nov. 10 by Miss Elizabeth H. Graves to her senior English students who have been studying the drama. Miss Frederickson (sic), instructor of art in Monroe junior high school, made the painting from a thumbnail sketch, drawn by her when she toured Denmark on a bicycle in 1937. 

She plans to enter the work in a contest.  The canvas is 14 x 20 inches and has a lovely gold leaf frame tinged with green. The purpose of Miss Frederikson’s trip to Denmark was to visit her grandmother. Her itinerary included the Thorvoldsen museum as Thorvoldsen is a world-renowned sculptor, the Tivoli Amusement park, and Davidson’s restaurant where the menus were 4 feet long and contained the names of 195 varieties of sandwiches, each made of 4 different kinds of bread. 

She also spent much of her leisure time sketching the 54 statues, which have been erected in Copenhagen.    Miss Frederickson has studied art at the State University of Minnesota, the Stillwater Art colony in Minnesota under the direction of Josephine Lutz, in Duluth under David Ericson in More, Sweden and with the late Grand Wood of Iowa.  

The Mason City Globe-Gazette, newspaper, Mason City, Iowa, 20 November 1943.
Miss Margaret Frederikson, Benton Harbor junior and senior high schools art instructor, plans to leave this week for her summer vacation in Wisconsin and New York City. 

The News-Palladium, newspaper, (Benton Harbor, Michigan) 01 July, 1947

Margaret Frederikson Black River Falls, Wis.  (Special) 

Miss Margaret Lisa Frederikson, 52, former Black River Falls, resident, died at Tucson, Arizona of pneumonia. Miss Frederikson was born in Sweden, September 23, 1906, and came to America with her parents in 1907.  They settled first at Minneapolis, later moving to Black River Falls. She was graduated from Black River Falls High School and received her master’s degree in art from the University of Minnesota. She taught art in Iowa, Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio and Arizona.

The La Crosse Tribune, newspaper, La Crosse, Wisconsin, 11 November, 1958.
Submitted by Edward P. Bentley, Art Researcher and Historian, Greenville, Michigan.

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About  Margaret Frederickson

Born:  1907 - Gotenberg, Sweden
Died:   1958 - Tucson, Arizona
Known for:  Painter and teacher