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Walter Askin

Walter Askin, painter, printmaker, sculptor, and teacher, was born in Pasadena, California on 12 September 1929. He studied sculpture, painting, and printmaking at the Pasadena City College where one of his mentors was Leonard Edmondson. Askin went on to study at the University of California, Berkeley where he earned his BA and MA degrees.

He began his lengthy teaching career in 1956 at the California State University, Los Angeles where he became Professor of art. He was also a visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley; the California State University, Long Beach; and the University of Hawaii. He served on the board of directors of Pasadena Art Museum; Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art; and the Baxter Art Gallery, California Institute of Technology.

Askin is member of College Art Association of America and one if the originalk members of Los Angeles Printmaking. He was honored with awards for his teaching and his art and his work is represented in the collections of the Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; the Kunstlerhaus, Vienna; the Oxford Museum of Modern Art, England; and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Kelsey has shown work in Edmonton, and across Canada as well as internationally, with her work appearing in juried shows in Bulgaria, China, Columbia, Cuba, England, Egypt, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, and the United States.
Anita Hunt's prints are deeply rooted in places near and dear to her.  She studied art at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Her copperplate etchings combine traditional methods with newer, less toxic materials and processes. An active printmaker for more than 30 years, she works in her home studio in rural New England and at Zea Mays Printmaking in Northampton, MA. Anita is a Past President of the Monotype Guild of New England and an elected member of the Boston Printmakers, the Society of Graphic Artists (SAGA) and the Los Angeles Printmaking Society. She exhibits her work internationally. 
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