Edmund M Kopietz

(1900-1988)     Born in Everest, Kansas, he grew up in Wichita where met and later became associated with C. A. Seward.  He studied under Elizabeth Sprague at Fairmount College (now Wichita State University) and later at the Chicago Art Institute.  Because of his talent he was offered a position teaching at the Institute.  In 1928 he received an offer of a staff position at the Minneapolis School of Art, becoming the director the following year.  He was honored to be invited to be the only Charter Member of the Prairie Print Makers not living in Kansas.  He was primarily a painter and only produced four or five known prints.  Two of the lithographs are signed or initialed in the stone so that in print they appear “inverso” or backwards.