Ellen Kuhn

1939 -

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Ellen Kuhn was born in Munich, Germany in 1937.

In August 1939 she fled with her family to New York, catching the last Holland-American line ship. They settled in Harlem, and she attended her first life-drawing class aged eight.

As a teenager she studied at the University of Wisconsin, completing a masters in fine art at Berkeley. After meeting and marrying scientist John Charap in San Francisco, the couple moved to England, settling in London.