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artist

Linda Talaba, American artist. Recipient Boston Museum Printmaker's award, 1965, Ball State University award, 1975, Illinois State Museum Craftsman's award, 1975; Research grant., Smithsonian Institute, National Scholarship, 1972. Member of Art Institute Chicago, North Shore Art League, Suburban Fine Arts Center, Society Concerned Scientists, American Recorder Society, American Association of University Women, Deerfield Courts.

Background

Talaba, Linda was born on July 15, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Laszlo and Irma Leona (Fairles) Talaba.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Illinois Wesleyan University, 1965. Master of Fine Arts, Southern Illinois University, 1973.

Career

Institute Shawnee College, Ullin, Illinois, 1969, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 1971—1973, Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield, 1975—1977, College Lake County, Grayslake, 1984. Guest lecturer, instructor Sangamon State University, Springfield, 1975—1976. Director art school Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park, Illinois, 1984—1985.

Exhibition juror University Illinois, Springfield, 1976, Springfield Art Fair, 1979. Secretary and fundraiser District 113 Orchestra, Lake County, Illinois, 1981—1983. Alumni fundraiser Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Illinois, 1968—1981.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor: Lakeland's Paradise, 1961. Illustrator The Black Book, 1964-1965. Co-author: Helping Your Doctor, 1985.

      One-woman shows include The Rotunda, City Hall, Highland Park Art 80, Unitarian Art Fair, 1980, Suburban Fine Arts Center, 1982, Deerfield Courts Gallery, Lake Cook Plaza, Deerfield, Illinois, 1983-1985, Fundraiser American Cancer Society, Lake County Branch, Illinois, since 1982.

Membership

Member of Art Institute Chicago, North Shore Art League, Suburban Fine Arts Center, Society Concerned Scientists, American Recorder Society, American Association of University Women, Deerfield Courts.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Poetry, writing, racquetball, motorcycling, skiing.

Connections

Married John Albert Cummens, August 28, 1964. 1 child Michael Sean Cummens.

father:
Laszlo Talaba

mother:
Irma Leona (Fairles) Talaba

spouse:
John Albert Cummens

child:
Michael Sean Cummens Talaba