"Prints are intimate things and
are meant to be handled and examined at close range, as is a rare book, a
gem or a bit of old lace." - Coy Avon Seward, Community Arts and
Crafts Monthly – 1929
After his retirement, Clarence Hotvedt wrote a 100 page autobiography that was given to family members. It remains unpublished. While the majority of his writings dealt with family, many excerpts relate directly to his education and career in art. It is this information that I will share here for those interested in Clarence's career in art.
Unfortunately he skimmed over a few topics that you may wish had been covered in more detail. In particular, the Prairie Print Makers. However, I have provided a link to an excellent site devoted to that group. Additional records of Clarence's may exist for this information and I hope, at some point, to do further research in Kansas and Wichita.
What I will provide here is a very unique telling of his story in his own words. After a short biography, his story starts on the "In The Beginning" page.
It is my hope that this site will, in some small way, help preserve the legacy of my great-uncle Clarence, as well as those friends and co-workers who shared his passion for art.