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 Richard "Dick" N. Schnacke  (c.1919 - )

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Lived/Active: Kansas/West Virginia      Known for: Design engineer

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Richard "Dick" N. Schnacke grew up in Topeka.  Earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State College.  Worked for Aluminum Company of America in Spokane, at the Kaiser plant in Newark, OH, and for 31 years as a design engineer in West Virginia. By 1972, Schnacke had a business producing folklore toys.  He appeared on television shows “To Tell the Truth” and the David Frost Show. Schnacke book, American Folk Toys: 85 American Folk Toys and How to Make Them (New York: Putnam, 1973), sold more than 100,000 copies.

Member: West Virginia Artists and Craftsmen’s Guild. Exhibition: Denison Univ., 1952.

Awards: B.B. Mauer West Virginia Folklife Award, 2001.
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
Topeka Capital (Apr. 20, 1952, Nov. 3, 1972); Kansas State Census 1925; US Federal Census 1930.
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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