From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

LaFrance, Helen

(born: 1919) 

Helen LaFrance was born in Graves County, KY. She is a self-taught folk artist who began painting when she was a small child. Her folk-art, called "Memory Painting," presents autobiography in visual images. Her work has been featured in galleries in Kentucky, Georgia, and Missouri. LaFrance's art gallery was located in downtown Mayfield, KY. For more see KET Productions' Kentucky Life Program 306, Artist Helen LaFrance; and B. Mayr, "The simple life - paintings reflect woman's experiences in rural Kentucky," The Columbus Dispatch, 06/17/2007, Features - Life & Art section, p. 7E.


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