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Florence Deeble

 (1900 - 1999)
Florence Deeble was active/lived in Kansas.  Florence Deeble is known for artist and teacher.

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Florence Deeble


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Born near Lucas, Kansas on January 20, 1900 and died Lucas, July 22, 1999, Florence Deeble was a self-taught artist and teacher.  She taught school in Osborne and Lucas for forty-two years.

She began working on her backyard environment in the 1930s building a pool for lilies and goldfish.  From 1950-99, she created backyard postcard scenes such as Mount Rushmore, Estes Park and an Indian Pueblo from colored cement and unusual rocks.

The Deeble garden is open to the public, http://www.byways.org/browse/byways/12859/ places/58340/.

SOURCES:
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
Brackman, Barbara, and Cathy Dwiggans, eds. Backyard Visionaries: Grassroots Art in the Midwest (Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 1999); Family Search. Version 2.5.0. Salt Lake City: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2002. www.FamilySearch.org accessed July 14, 2006.

This and over 1,750 other biographies can be found in Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945) compiled by Susan V. Craig, Art & Architecture Librarian at University of Kansas.


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About  Florence Deeble

Born:  1900 - Lucas, Kansas
Died:   1999 - Lucas, Kansas
Known for:  artist and teacher