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Betsy Bowen


Betsy Bowen first encountered woodcuts as a young art student in Sarasota, Florida, at New College and the Ringling School of Art.

Between then and now, her three boys grew up to have adventuresome lives and pursuits and children. She still lives on the family homestead near Grand Marais, Minnesota, watching the horses and chickens and the garden grow.  However, she’s moved her studio into town, tucked into a former historic Lutheran church with plenty of room for the presses and woodblock prints and books, and to build and store the big puppets for her community’s annual Solstice pageants.

In her words: “I like what I do.”

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