- Leslie Nolan
Lazzell, Blanche (10 October 1878–01 June 1956), painter and printmaker, was born Nettie Blanche Lazzell in Maidsville, West Virginia, the daughter of Cornelius Carhart Lazzell and Mary Prudence Pope. As a result of a childhood illness, Lazzell experienced pronounced hearing loss her entire life. She started her secondary education at West Virginia Conference Seminary (known today as West Virginia Wesleyan) in 1898 and in 1899 attended the South Carolina Co-Educational Institute in Edgefield. The only member of her family to receive a college education, she was a student at West Virginia University from 1901 to 1905 and graduated with three degrees, in literature, liberal arts, and fine arts....