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illustrator , painter

Karen Ann Hargreaves-Fitzsimmons, painter, illustrator.


Hargreaves-Fitzsimmons, Karen Ann was born on July 19, 1945 in Highland Park, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Richard Hollowell and Belle Helen (Edson) Hargreaves.


Bachelor, Oakland University, 1967. Master of Arts, University Michigan, 1971.


Counselor Michigan State Employment Commission, Detroit, 1969-1973. Art director Katydid Productions, Santa Fe, since 1973. Instructor Annual Sumi-e Lecture/demonstrations, Oakland University, Michigan, 1984-1988, Corpus Christi College, Oxford University, England, 1985, Center for Creative Studies, Detroit, 1986.


  • book

  • Other Work

    • Two-woman show includes Hakumon International Festival of Arts, Toyko, 1974, Laurel Seth Gallery, Santa Fe, 1994. One-woman shows include American Cultural Center, Tokyo, 1974, Tokyodo Bunka Salon, 1983, Genkan Gallery, Toyko, 1984, United States Information Service American Cultural Center Gallery, Tokyo, 1985, Komaba Garden Gallery, Tokyo, 1985, William Pelletier Gallery, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1986, Aura Gallery, Santa Fe, 1993, Randall Davey Audubon Center, Santa Fe, 1995, St. John's College Art Gallery, Santa Fe, 1998, Laurel Seth Gallery, Santa Fe, 1999, Jean Cocteau Therter, Santa Fe, 2000. Open studio shows include West Bloomfield, Michigan, 1987, 88, Kamakura, Japan, 1989, Peymeinade (Cannes), France, 1990, 91, Santa Fe, 1992, 93, 94-2004.

      Group exhibitions include 18th Annual Oakland County Art Show, 1980, 8th Michigan Annual Juried Show, 1980, Southfield Civic Center, 1980, Ann Arbor Art Association Show, 1980, Birmingham-Bloomfield Art Association Gallery, 1980-1982, Ann Arbor Art Association Gallery, 1980-1982, Detroit Institute Arts Rental Gallery, 1980-1988, Laurel Seth Gallery, Santa Fe, 1993, 94—, Santa Fe Studios Annual Show, 2002, College Santa Fe Monoprint Monothon, 1995-2001, Hand Artes Gallery, Truchas, New Mexico, 1995-1998. Author: (with Thomas Fitzsimmons) Water Ground Stone, 1994, Is Two Becomes One, 2005. Designer, illustrator 40 books of Japanese, European, Bengali and American poetry.


Married Thomas Fitzsimmons, March 20, 1978.

Richard Hollowell Hargreaves

Belle Helen (Edson) Hargreaves

Thomas Fitzsimmons