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Born in Iowa in 1869, Lum trained at the Art Institute of Chicago. She travelled to Japan on her honeymoon when she was 34, and obtained a few tools and materials for woodblock printmaking, along with some rudimentary advice on the process. Upon her return to America she started producing her own prints, and made a second short trip five years later for further studies. Lum then returned in 1911, bringing her family with her, and started hiring carvers and printers to produce her designs.

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