Falk, Agatha "Gathie"

FALK, Agatha "Gathie," artist (b 31 Jan 1928, Alexander, MA). Her parents were MENNONITE immigrants from Russia and she grew up in the Manitoba Mennonite community. Forced by economic circumstance to go to work at the age of 16, she completed high school by correspondence. In 1947 she moved to VANCOUVER, where she worked in a luggage factory. While studying to be a schoolteacher she developed an interest in art, and after 12 years as a teacher she became a full-time artist in 1965. Initially...

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