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Alma Eikerman

 (1908 - 1995)
Alma Eikerman was active/lived in Kansas, Indiana.  Alma Eikerman is known for Metalsmith; teaching art.

Biography   Alma Eikerman


Eikerman was born in Pratt, Kansas on May 16, 1908.  Grew up on a farm near Pratt; graduated from Emporia State Univ. Taught in high schools in Pratt and Winfield before attending the Univ. of Kansas for one year of graduate work.  Eikerman transferred to Columbia Univ. in New York, graduating with a master's degree in 1942.  She returned to Kansas to teach at the Univ. of Wichita in 1942 before joining the American Red Cross in Italy in 1944-45.  She returned to Wichita in 1946 then accepted a job teaching at Indiana Univ. in 1947 where she founded the metals program.  While on sabbatical in 1950, Eikerman studied
Scandinavian silversmithing with Karl Gustav Hansen in Copenhagen.  This training
became th

SOURCES:
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
http://www.temple.edu/crafts/public_html/mjcc/local/history/biographies/b45.html, accessed Aug. 29, 2008;
www.FamilySearch.com, accessed Aug. 29, 2008; Bowen, Constance L. Reflections: A Tribute to Alma
Eikerman, Master Craftsman (Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Art Museum, 1985); WSU Archive.

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.   ...  Displaying 1380 of 1888 characters.

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