Martha Longenecker

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Martha Williams Longenecker (May 18, 1920 – October 29, 2013[1][2][3]) was an American artist, and founder of the Mingei International Museum in San Diego.[4]

Longenecker was born in Oklahoma City and studied at University of California Los Angeles and the Claremont Graduate School.[4][5] She also undertook post-graduate research in Japan, studying under Shoji Hamada and Tatsuzo Shimaoka.[5]

From 1955 to 1990, Longenecker was Professor of Art at San Diego State University.[6]



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  7. ^ "San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame". Ashley Gardner. Retrieved 2012-04-27.