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Jolene Biss: Painter of Indian Baskets Dies

Jolene Biss: Painter of Indian Baskets Dies

Jolene Biss died suddenly on February 10th, 2011, after dropping off paintings at the Indio Date Festival, where she won three medals. Biss was a longtime member of the Desert Art Center in Palm Springs, an institution that has nurtured many important desert artists. Biss was living with her husband, Don, in the same Banning cottage where her parents raised her. Before returning to Banning recently, the couple had lived for years in the Klamath River region of Northern California, where Biss discovered the basketry of the Karuk Indians and started painting baskets and the basket-makers themselves. “She just kind…

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