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An informal portrait of artist Kepka Belton, of Ellsworth, Kansas, demonstrating Czech egg decorating. Belton has become known all over the country as "the egg lady." People write to her from every state, wanting recipes, eggs, designs, and information about their Czech heritage. She teaches egg painting and traditional Czech design in the local schools and has taught young artists in the Kansas Folk Apprenticeship Program. Her work has been exhibited throughout the Midwest and at the Festival of American Folklife at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

Creator: Kansas State Historical Society. Library and Archives Division
Date: October, 1988

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Item Number: 210766
Call Number: B Belton, Kepka *3
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210766

Kepka Belton Czech eggs Czech eggs John Steuart Curry

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