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artist

Bonnie Forbes Salvesen, American Artist. Recipient Award of Excellence, Illinois-Arlington Heights Fine Arts Festival, 1995, Best of Show award 20th Annual Cambridge Art Fair, 1995, 19th Annual Fine Arts Festival, Downers Grove, Illinois, 1995.

Background

Salvesen, Bonnie Forbes was born on November 6, 1944 in Elgin, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Donald Behan and Helen Elaine (Krajacik) Forbes.

Education

Studied with Elvira Spivey, Barrington, Illinois, 1972-1974; studied with Peter Schoelch, Cary, Illinois, 1975-1982; student, American Academy Art, 1976; student, School The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, 1980-1982; student, Kulick-Startk Byzantine Jewelry School, 1983.

Career

Assistant to purchasing agent, Harnischfeger, Crystal Lake, Illinois, 1962-1964; recording secretary, Electric Manufacturers Credit Bureau, Cary, Illinois, 1964-1966; student and practicing artist, since 1968.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Illustrator: (book) There were Reasons, 1983.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: writing, poetry, jewelry crafting, cross-country skiing, hiking.

Connections

Married Bruce Michael Salvesen, September 3, 1966.

father:
Donald Behan Forbes

mother:
Helen Elaine (Krajacik) Forbes

spouse:
Bruce Michael Salvesen