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“I was always artistically inclined from the time I was small, and I think I was fortunate to have parents who were very supportive of me.” This is how Professor Katherine Behar begins her life story, but she doesn’t claim that her family had no doubts whatsoever. “What I enjoy is doing a lot of different things. This was one of things that my parents were most concerned about, how I was going to find a career where I would be able to do all of the different things that I like doing.”

She has fulfilled her life’s ambitions by making art, writing, travelling, performing and engaging in all kinds of different creative activities. This native of Boston entered the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with the idea of becoming a fashion designer, but then realized that instead of working under someone else she wanted to execute her own visions.


This work was originally published in College Talk.


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