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illustrator , art educator

Karen Jean Larson, art educator, illustrator. Certified art educator, Pennsylvania.


Larson, Karen Jean was born on January 7, 1948 in West Virginia, United States. Daughter of Kenneth William Hummell and Jean Elizabeth (Dittrich) Harvey.


Bachelor in Art/Art Education, Carlow College, Pittsburgh, 1988. Master of Arts in Humanities/Art Education, University Pittsburgh, 1990. Student Art History/Fine Art, Creative Art Studies, Lucca, Italy, 1976.

Student Commercial/Fine Art, Ivy School of Art, Pittsburgh, 1967.


Art educator Community College of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, 1980-1985. Pathfinder teaching assistant Allegheny Intermediate Unit, 1985-1986. Art educator, elementary and middle schools Pittsburgh Public Schools, 1988-1989.

Art educator Carnegie Museum Art, Pittsburgh, since 1990, Pittsburgh Center for Arts, 1991-1992. Art educator, life drawing Carlow College, fall 1992. Consultant Heminger Video, Washington, 1994.

Assistant scenic for film, J. Avnet: The War, Atlanta, 1993. Assistant illustrator and curriculum, Carnegie Museum Art education loan kits, 1989-1990.


  • Certified art educator, Pennsylvania.


  • Other Work

    • Illustrator, author: International Conference on Literacy in Art & Science, 1992. Illustrator: (biography) Doctor Mushalko, University Pittsburgh, 1991, Doctor Southworth, University Pittsburgh, 1992.


Muralist elementary school Mount Lebanon (Pennsylvania) schools, 1985. Illustrator famous homestead, Mount Lebanon, 75th anniversary, 1987. Benefit artist, curator Thomas Merton Center, Pittsburgh, 1992-1993, Homeless Coalition of Pittsburgh, 1992.

Member National Art Education Association, American Museum Association, National Museum American Indian (charter), Kappa Delta Pi, Delta Epsilon Sigma.


  • Other Interests



Married George John Larson, May 25, 1968. Children: Jessie, Holly.

Kenneth William Hummell Harvey

Jean Elizabeth (Dittrich) Harvey

George John Larson

Jessie Larson

Holly Larson