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 Frederick Emanuel Shane  (1906 - 1992)

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Lived/Active: Missouri/Kansas      Known for: genre paintings, landscape, graphics, murals, lithographs, drawings, teaching

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Frederick E. Shane was a noted Missouri regionalist artist and member of the faculty of the Department of Art at the University of Missouri-Columbia (ca 1932-1971).  His personal papers are in the archives of the University of Missouri, and these documents relate to such topics as the exhibit and sale of his paintings, his work for the United States Army during World War II, the design and painting of a mural for the Post Office in Eldon, Missouri, information concerning the Department of Art during Shanes tenure as Chairman, records relating to the publication of a book of his paintings, and biographical and financial documents.

Among Shane's collected correspondence are letters to and from such notable individuals as Shaemas O'Sheel, Irving Stone, Thomas Hart Benton, Randall Davey, Adolph Dehn, Archie Musick, and Mort Walker.

Archives of the University of Missouri, Department of Art
Exhibition Record (Museums, Institutions and Awards):
Associate American Artists, 1943; Missouri State Historical Society, 1982.

This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Born Kansas City, 1906; died 1992. Painter, specialized in genre scenes and landscapes. Studied at the Kansas City Art Institute with Randall Davey from 1923-24, at the Broadmoor Art Academy (CO) with Davey from 1925-26, and in Spain and France from 1928-29. Taught at the University of Missouri, Columbia from 1932-71. Taught at Emporia State University the summer of 1936. Artist/correspondent for the U.S. Army Medical Corps in 1944.
Mural, "Picnic, Lake of the Ozarks" (1941) in the Eldon, MO Post Office; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; St. Louis Art Museum; Interational Business Machines (IBM) Corporation Contemporary Art in the United States, Collection of the International Business Machines Corporation. Exhibitions in its Gallery of Science and Art, IBM Corporation Building, World?s Fair of 1940, NY.; Museum of Art & Archaeology; Amon Carter Museum.

Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
Pikes Peak Vision: The Broadmoor Art Academy, 1919-1945. Colorado Springs: Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 1989.; AskArt,, accessed Jan. 20, 2006
This and over 1,750 other biographies can be found in Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945) compiled by Susan V. Craig, Art & Architecture Librarian at University of Kansas.

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