Kansas

decade

1930s

1933

Bruce Conner is born in McPherson, Kansas.

1934

Billy Al Bengston is born in Dodge City, Kansas.

1936

Dennis Hopper is born in Dodge City, Kansas.

decade

1940s

1943

Terry Allen is born in Wichita, Kansas.

decade

1950s

1950

Hal Fischer is born in Kansas City, Missouri.

1951

Bruce Conner begins undergraduate studies at the Municipal University of Wichita (now Wichita State University).

1953

Bruce Conner attends the Kansas City Art Institute one summer and takes classes in watercolor and oil painting.

late 1950s 1956

Jim Nutt briefly attends college at the University of Kansas, then the University of Pennsylvania, then Washington University in St. Louis. He eventually settles on the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), where he meets his future wife, Gladys Nilsson.

decade

1960s

1962

Bruce Conner and Jean Conner move back to Wichita, Kansas, and then to the Boston area, living briefly at Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert’s commune.

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