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Welk drawing badges, Pacesetter, February 1, 1985 | by The Urbana Free Library Digital Collections
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Welk drawing badges, Pacesetter, February 1, 1985

Norine Welk started drawing at the age of 6 after breaking her leg. Her grandmother brought her art supplies to pass the time and her talent was immediately noticeable. Welk started by drawing insects, and then moved on to other natural subjects. As Welk became older, her focus shifted to patriotic drawings. These included drawings of Buffalo Bill Cody, President Ronald Reagan, Native Americans, and American Air Force planes. Her drawings took approximately 20-40 hours to complete.

 

Part of the blog post: Norine Welk, Air Force Artist

 

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Taken on June 12, 2019