|Dates & places of birth and death||
Born: 1927 in Great Falls, Montana
|Nationality or Tribal Affiliation||American|
Worked at Archie Bray Foundation with Peter Voulkos and Rudy Autio in Helena, MT (circa 1952-1957).
Helped found Art Museum of Missoula (1975).
Teacher, Hellgate High School, Missoula, MT (10 years).
Published two books on Rudy Autio.
|Notes||All information in this biography comes from the MAM's paper bio-file database. In case of information discrepancies or for further information, please contact the MAM Registrar.|
Maxine Blackmer. Montana Arts, Vol. 24, No. 2, 1972.
Ric Collier. Crafts Horizons, January 1977.
H.G. Merriam. The Arts in Montana, 1977.
Frances Senska, "Pottery in a Brickyard." American Craft, Feb./Mar., 1982.
Matthew Kangas, "Rudy Autio: Retrospective," 1983.
Husband: Rudy Autio (also an artist, represented in MAM Collections). Married: 1948
Four children: Arne, Lisa (also an artist), Lar, and Christofer, (also an artist, represented in MAM Collections)
|Places of residence||
Great Falls, Montana
1950 - 1952: Pullman, WA
1952 - 1957: Helena, Montana
1957 - Present: Missoula, Montana
|Titles & Honors||
1970: Painting prize, Northwest Invitational.
1974: Selected as first Artist in the Schools, Bozeman Senior High School, Bozeman, MT.
1979: Purchase Prize, Banner Show, Paris Gibson Square, Great Falls, MT.
1981: Voted "Outstanding Art Teacher" by members of the Montana Art Education Assc.
2000: Retrospective at Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, MT
2002: Retrospective at Holter Art Museum, Helena, MT
1945 - 1949: B.A., Montana State University, Bozeman, MT,
1961: M.A. in Art, University of Montana, Missoula, MT