Suzanne Kraus Mancuso

category: Literary,

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Artist Statement

Published Author & Primitive Folk Artist

Books-The Shirley Temple Identification & Price Guide Volume 1 & 2 2001-2003 The Secret World of Magic Dolls & Imaginary Friends series children’s books 2005 “All Life Is, Is Little Strings-A Collaboration of Life, Art & Poetry” 2009 The Eleanor Mcbride Historical Collection of Kimport Presidential dolls 2011 And several other children’s books Art Gallery & Showings *Rochester Art Institute 2009 *Housantonic Art & Cultural Show 2010 & 2010 First Place Winner & Best in Show *The Denver Colorado Art Show The Climate Art Gallery in NYC Hello Friends I am a New York Based Artist, I reside in Putnam County NY. I am a long time member of the UFDC (United Federation of Doll Clubs) I began my art career in the 1990’s as a certified doll doctor, in 2000 I began writing extensively on the life and various collectibles on Child Star Shirley Temple. Most recently I published a book on the US Presidents that was just released in 2011. I began my art career in 2008, when my autistic daughter cam home with an art project that fueled both our passions for color and art. I became a professional artist in 2009 after selling my paintings at the Rochester Art Institute in Rochester NY.

Educational Background

Boces Graduate

Practical Nursing Graduate

Floral Design Graduate

became a primitive folk artist in my 40's 

have painted every day for 8 years