Minnesota Artists Oral History Project: Interview with Bettye Olson
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Bettye Olson has been part of Twin Cities artistic circles for many years. She earned her Master's Degree in Art Education at the University of Minnesota, and has also studied at the University of New Mexico at Taos and the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. She taught at various schools in Minnesota, including the University of Minnesota, Concordia College and Augsburg College. Olson was also a summer Artist in Residence at Holden Village in Chelan, Washington. In addition to her educational activities, Olson helped to found the Westlake Gallery in Minneapolis. Her works have been exhibited around the country and she has won awards from the Minnesota Museum of Art, the Minnesota Arts Association, the St. Paul Gallery and the Minneapolis Art Institute. Olson has also had one woman shows throughout Minnesota and one in Sweden. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Olson discusses her education and beginnings in art, the influences on her work, her involvement with the Minnesota Artists Association, the founding of the Westlake Gallery and her career as an artist.
Quantity 1.5 hours sound cassette
19 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:03:02 running time
Creation Interviewee: Olson, Bettye
Interviewer: O'Sullivan, Thomas
Made in Edina, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Edina, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 03/09/1987
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 1
Accession Number AV1994.156
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Artists Oral History Project'

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