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 Christina Kercheville  (1906 - 1989)

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Lived/Active: New Mexico/Texas/Arkansas      Known for: Southwest landscape painting

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Christina Kercheville was a painter of southwestern landscapes, many in abstract style influenced by her association with Raymond Jonson and the Transcendental Painters Group of New Mexico where she moved from her birthplace of Altus, Arkansas.  She also lived in Kingsville, Texas and was married to author F.M. Kercheville, whose book Practical Spoken Spanish was widely read and credited for many Americans learning to speak the language of their neighbors to the south.

Kercheville earned a B.A. degree in Art from the University of South Dakota and also attended the University of Wisconsin and the University of New Mexico where she studied with Kenneth Adams, Randall Davey, Lloyd Goff, Frederic Taubes and Raymond Jonson.  She also taught painting classes.

Exhibitions included
National League American Pen Women, 1952
Las Artistas, 1956-58
Museum New Mexico, Santa Fe traveling exhibition, 1962-64
Roswell Museum Art
State College, Las Cruces; Guadalajara, Mexico, 1955, 1958 (solo), 1961 (solo)
Clovis Art League 1954 (solo)
Sheldon Swope Art Gallery, 1956, 1957
San Juan Art League, Farmington, New Mexico 1957
New Mexico Art League, 1956-58
Sandia Base Exhibition, Albuquerque, 1958
Unitarian Church, Albuquerque, 1960 (solo)
The Contemporary Group Gallery, Santa Fe; 1962-64
Corpus Christi; Witte Memorial  Museum
Texas College Art & Industry., Kingsville, 1964 (solo)
Alice & Devine, Texas, both 1964
Goliad, Texas , 1965 

Awards: prizes,
New Mexico Art League, 1959, 1962
New Mexico State Museum, 1959 (purchase), 1960
New Mexico State Fair, 1960

Sources:
Peter Hastings Falk, Editor, Who Was Who in American Art
Amazon Books: Practical Spoken English

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