Born in Michigan, Asmar received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon and her masters degree from the University of Washington in 1951. She also studied at the Ecole National Superieure des Beaux-arts in Paris in the late 1950s. Considered by many as a consumate craftsperson and superb draftsman, she is known for her devotion to depicting life: flora, fauna and other elements. She lived in the Southwest United States and her work, based on Indian themes, captures the Indian aristocracy as well as the silence of the mesa.
She has been considered by many to be one of the leading realist artists of her generation. Asmar has won numerous awards and her work can he found in many collections throughout the United States and Europe, including the Smithsonian Collection, Huntington Hartford Museum and Roswell Museum and Art Centre.
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Plunkett, Edward M.
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