An exceptional textile wall hanging by Kansas City artist Blanche Carstenson, 1907 - 2002.
Blanche Emily Williams Carstenson was an artist and longtime resident of Kansas City, Missouri. She was born in Gray County, Kansas, in 1907 and married Cecil C. Carstenson in 1927. She worked with paint, printmaking, collage, assemblage and especially fiber. She was best known for her wall hangings, which she exhibited throughout the Midwest, including UMKC, B'nai Jehudah, Unitarian Gallery and Kansas City Artist's Coalition. She helped found the Mid-America Annual Exhibition at the Nelson Art Museum and served as Director for eight years. She founded the Unitarian Gallery in the early 1960s, and was a guiding force in the Kansas City Artist's Coalition. She managed the career of her husband, Cecil, a noted sculptor.
Blanche Carstenson passed away October 2, 2002 in Denver, Colorado.
Size 32" X 35"