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 C. Louis Hafermehl  (1916 - 1989)

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Lived/Active: Kansas/Washington      Known for: painting, teaching

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Born 1916; died 1989. Painter. Teacher. Pupil of Birger Sandzén at Bethany College, Lindsborg. Studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Art Students League of New York and Cranbrook Academy. Taught at Kansas State College, Manhattan; faculty at Cranbrook; faculty at University of Washington in 1962; taught at University of Oregon.
Purchase award, 3rd Biennial Exhibition of Regional Art, Manhattan, 1954.

Sandzén Memorial Art Gallery

Prairie Water Color Painters.

Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
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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.

Biography from Papillon Gallery:
C. Louis Hafermehl

1916 - 1989

C. Louis Hafermehl was born in Kansas and studied art under Birger Sandzen at Bethany College, KS. He also studied at the Chicago Art Institute and at the Art Student's League in New York under Howard Tafton and Morris Kanter.

While teaching art at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, he studied under Zoltan Sepeshy, acquiring an MFA degree in painting. Hafermehl taught art for more than 30 years at both Kansas State University and the University of Washington, retiring from the latter school in the early 1980s and returning to Kansas to live in Lindsborg, home of both Birger Sandzen and Lester Raymer.

Hafermehl's paintings, during his lifetime and up to the present, have been exhibited widely in the United States. A partial list of institutes having exhibited his work include the Detroit Institute of Art, Denver Art Museum, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, San Francisco Art Institute and the Sandzen Memorial Gallery in Lindsborg, KS.

Biography from Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery:
Charles Louis Hafermehl
(Louis Hafermehl)

Louis Hafermehl was Kansas born and Bethany College-trained under Birger Sandzén from the Fall of 1937 to the Spring of 1939. He then studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. After World War II, and two years in the Panama Canal Zone, he studied at the Art Students’ League in New York with Howard Tafton and Morris Kanter. Some years later he also studied with Zoltan Sepeshy at Cranbrook Academy of Art at Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. It was there that Hafermehl completed a M.F.A. degree in painting.

Louis Hafermehl’s teaching experience began in Moundridge, Kansas. He taught at Kansas State University for ten years in the Department of Architecture. In addition, he taught two summers at Cranbrook Academy before joining the faculty at the University of Washington, Seattle in 1957.

Hafermehl exhibited widely in the United States. His work has been exhibited at the Detroit Institute of Art, Denver Art Museum, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art, San Francisco Art Institute, Joslyn Museum of Art and the Mulvane Art Museum as well as the Sandzén Gallery.

Following his retirement from the University of Washington in the early 1980s, Louis and his wife Francis Weeks Hafermehl moved to Lindsborg where he continued his studio work and interest in the arts until his death in 1989.

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