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Huddleston, Anna M. Lauderdale

(born: June 26, 1912  -  died: January 28, 1999) 

Anna M. L. Huddleston was a fiber artist and an art teacher. She was born in Louisville, KY, the daughter of Wilson H. and Eliz H. Burley Lauderdale. She was the wife of Otis Huddleston. 

She taught elementary school for 19 years with the Louisville Public Schools and then was a junior high school art teacher and consultant for 20 years. She was also president of the Kentucky Art Education Association and the first African American to receive the Milner Award.

Huggleston was a 1938 graduate of Louisville Municipal College, and a 1948 master's degree graduate of Indiana University. She also attended Columbia University, the University of Louisville, and the John Herron Art Institute in Indianapolis, IN.

For more see 2002 Governor's Award in the Arts; Black Kentucky Artists: an exhibition of work by black artists living in Kentucky (1979); Legacy: Anna Huddleston (1913-1999), 02/28/2018 (online); "Art teach Anna Huddleston dies," The Courier-Journal, 02/02/1999, p.12.

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