About the Back Porch section cover art as published then by Gertrude (Wyss) Sluterbeck. She was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on February 3, 1915 and received art training at South Side High School. She took numerous classes and workshops, practiced her art throughout her life and especially enjoyed working in pastels and colored pencils. Gertrude won many awards and exhibited her work throughout various locations within West Central Ohio and Eastern Indiana. Her late husband, Garland (1905-2002) was a musician and hairdresser and they had two exceptional and gifted children, Kay and Val. The family moved to Van Wert, Ohio, in 1960 and joined the Van Wert County Art Club. She passed January 11, 2009.




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