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artist , educator

Kerttu Havola Arnold, American artist, educator. Certified teacher, Virginia. Grantee American Association of University Women, 1980, Virginia Foundation Humanities, 1983-1984.


Arnold, Kerttu Havola was born on April 10, 1938 in Finland. Came to the United States, 1948. Daughter of Antero and Annikki Havola.


Bachelor, College William & Mary, 1960. Master of Arts in Education Administration, George Mason University, 1981.


Teacher art 20th Century Gallery, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1960-1961, Recreation Dept Bowie, Maryland, 1967-1968, Recreation Department Fairfax County, Virginia, 1967-1972. Sales representative Pan American Airlines, Washington, 1961-1963. Teacher art Young Men’s Christian Association, Prince Georges County, Maryland, 1967-1968.

Art program specialist, lead program coordinator Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, Virginia, 1978-1987, teacher art/photography, since 1982. Artist-owner Art Studio Clifton, Virginia, 1987-1989, Fine Arts Studios of Fairfax. Consultant in field.


  • Certified teacher, Virginia.


  • Other Work

    • Exhibited in group shows at City of Bowie Art Festival, 1968, Vienna Art Society, Hollyhocks, Virginia, Boardwalk Art Show, 1977-1978 (honorable mention), Old Town Hall of Fairfax and City Hall, 1990, 91.


Judge art exhibition Womens's Club Fairfax County, Virginia, 1986-1989, Fairfax County Parks and Recreation, Burke Lake Park, 1985. Member American Association of University Women (Farifax City branch, charter, past president), National Art Education Association, Virginia Art Education Association, Fairfax Education Association, Fairfax City Art league, Vienna Photography Society, Finlandia Foundation (past secretary national capital branch), Chi Omega.


  • Other Interests



Married Philip Noble Arnold, April 12, 1961. Children: Philip Andrew, Kimberley Ann Arnold Werthmann.

Antero Havola

Annikki Havola

Philip Noble Arnold

Philip Andrew Arnold

Kimberley Ann Arnold Werthmann Arnold