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 Ella G. Jack  (1890 - 1972)

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Lived/Active: Oklahoma/Kansas      Known for: Educator, painter

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BIOGRAPHY for Ella Jack
1890 (Hiawatha, Kansas)
1972 (Stillwater, Oklahoma)


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Jack was born January 26, 1890 in Hiawatha, Kansas.  Studied at Central States Teachers College in Edmond, OK, at the Kansas City Art Institute with Randall Davey, and at the Broadmoor Academy in Colorado Spring, CO.  Studied at the Chouinard Art Institute and the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles, CA.  Earned a BA in Education at the Art Institute of Chicago and a MA at Claremont College.  Pupil of Millard Sheets and Edouard Vysekal. Worked as an art supervisor in Dewey, OK public schools.  Taught at Kansas State Teacher College, Emporia in 1927.  Taught at Oklahoma A&M College (later Oklahoma State Univ.) in
Stillwater from 1928 until her retirement.

Member: Assoc. of Oklahoma Artists; National Assoc. of Women Artists.

Exhibitions: Assoc. of Oklahoma Artists, 1929-46; National Assoc. of Women Artists, 1939-46; High Museum of Art, 1944.

Awards: Oklahoma StateFair, 1929; Oklahoma Artists, 1935; Oklahoma State Artists, 1940; California Watercolor Society, 1948; Philbrook Museum of Art, 1949, 1950; Terry Art Institute, 1952.

Collections: Kansas City Art Institute; State of Oklahoma Art Collection; .
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
Who?s Who in American Art. New York: American Federation of Arts, 1936-1962; Catalog for Emporia State University.; Brinkman, J. Warren. ?A History of the Department of Art? [compiled by J. Warren Brinkman for the 100th Anniversary of the Kansas State Teachers College of Emporia]. (1963); U.S. Federal Census 1900, 1910, 1920.

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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