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Kaethe Coventon Kauffman, American artist, writer, art educator. Recipient Max H. Block award for Humanism, Juror's award American Pen Women Bienniale, Doctor Wu and Elsie Ject-Key memorial award for photography National Association Women Artists, New York, Chromaco award for digital mixed media art; Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts fellow; TOSCO Corporation grantee; Artists grantee Sierra Arts Foundation.


Kauffman, Kaethe Coventon was born on August 12, 1948 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Richard G. and Kathleen B. (Coventon) Kauffman.


Bachelor, University Washington, 1970. Bachelor, University Nevada, 1975. Master of Fine Arts, University California, Irvine, 1978.

Doctor of Philosophy, Union Institute Cincinnati, 1989.


Art department faculty University Nevada, Las Vegas, Mount St. Mary's College, Los Angeles. Chairman art department Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, 1989-1991, associate professor, 1991-2001, Chaminade University, Honolulu, since 2001, adjunct faculty, since 2001. Faculty department art University California, Irvine.

Board directors Buddhist Studies Center Press.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Sex and the Avant-Garde: A Gender Revolution in the Visual Arts 1830-1993, Female Forms of Originality and the New, Women Artists in the Avant-Garde, How Art Professors Teach Avant-Garde Values, Women Artists Deconstruct the Male Avant-Garde, A Modern Renaissance of the Arts. Columnist: Lake Tahoe World newspapers. Art exhibited at Utrecht, Holland, 1977, Institute Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia, 1978, George Patton Gallery University Melbourne, Australia, 1979, Newport Harbor Art Museum, California, 1980, Fiberworks Gallery, Berkeley, California, 1981, Galerie Triangle, Washington, 1982, Nevada Museum, Reno, 1983, Schoharie National, Cobleskill, New York, 1984, Pinnacle Gallery, New York, 1986, Space Gallery, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1988, Manville Gallery, University Nevada, Reno, 1989, Galerie Art-Jeunesse, Montreal, Quebec, 1990, Kleinert Gallery, New York, 1991, West Gallery, Claremont Graduate School, 1992, Sierra Nevada College Art Gallery, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, 1995, Exhibition Hall University Prague, Czech Republic, CERES Gallery, New York, Women's United Nations Conference, Beijing, National Museum Women in Arts, Washington, Gallery of the Pali, Honolulu, Czech Museum Fine Arts, Prague.

      Represented in permanent collections Women's Studio Workshop, New York City, California Museum Photography, Los Angeles, Fluor Corporation, Los Angeles, Harris Foundation, Las Vegas, Nevada, Computer Sciences Corporation, Los Angeles, Sheraton Plaza Inn, Los Angeles, Glendale Federal Bank, Los Angeles. Member editorial board Collegiate Press.


Juror 3d biennial Nevada Craft Show. Member National Museum Women in Arts, Women's Caucus for Art, National Association for Women Artists (medal of honor for works on paper, Elizabeth Morse Genius Foundation award), Ceres Gallery, American Pen Women (3 awards for non-fiction writing national competition), Arts and Letters, National Association for Women Artists.


Married James William Hite, October 23, 1983. Children: James Haydn, Kauffman Hite.

Richard G. Kauffman

Kathleen B. (Coventon) Kauffman

James William Hite

Kauffman Hite Kauffman

James Haydn Kauffman