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Name Senska, Frances
Dates & places of birth and death Born March 9, 1914, Batanga, Cameroon, Africa
Died December 25, 2009, Bozeman, Montana
Nationality or Tribal Affiliation American
Occupation Trustee, American Craft Council (1972 - 1975).

Professor Emeritus of Art, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT (1946 - 1972).

Montana Institute of the Arts, Founding Member (1948), director (1961 - 1962).
Instructor, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA (3 years)

Service in Navy (1942 - 1946).
Notes The transcript of an oral history with Senska can be found at the Smithsonian Institution Archives of American Art,
Publications Skylar Browning, "Ms. Senska's opus." Missoula Independent, Missoula, MT, January 19 - 26, 2006.

Sherry Jones, "Pushing Clay." MIssoulian, Missoula, MT, May 18, 2001.

Jo Rainbolt, "Frances Senska, Jessie Wilbur: Pottery and printmaking cohabit." Missoulian, Missoula, MT, June 25, 1979.
Relationships Jessie Wilber
Places of residence 1914 - 1929: Batanga, Cameroon
Iowa City, IA
San Francisco, CA
Bozeman, MT
Role Artist
Titles & Honors 1988: Governor's Arts Award for Visual Arts, MT
1988: American Craft Council Fellowship
1982: Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
Honorary Life Member, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts
Education 1946: Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
1942: Chicago Institute of Design, Chicago, IL
San Francisco Art Institute
1939: M.A., University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
1935: B.A., University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

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