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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, https://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/interviews/oral-history-interview-frances-senska-13078
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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