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 Theodore Wahl  (1903 - 1990)

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Lived/Active: New Jersey/New York/Kansas      Known for: abstraction, lithographer

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BIOGRAPHY for Theodore Wahl
1903 (Dillon, Kansas)
1990 (Milford, New Jersey)

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Theodore Wahl was born on December 18, 1903 in Dillon, Kansas.  He graduated from Abilene High School in 1925 and spent a year teaching in a one-room school house before enrolling at the Univ. of Kansas.  Studied at the Univ. of Kansas, Lawrence with Albert Bloch and Karl Mattern, and at the Kansas City Art Institute with Ross Braught.  Moved to New York City in 1933 to study lithography with Bolton Brown.  Wahl created and printed lithographs at the artist's colony in Woodstock, NY, as well as in New York City, where he was head of lithographic printing for the WPA.  Taught at Riegel Ridge in Milford, NJ from 1947-57.  He died on August 20, 1990 in Milford, New Jersey.

Member: Delaware Valley Art Assoc.

Exhibitions: Midwestern Art Exhibition, 1932-36; Museum of Modern Art, 1940; Delaware Valley Art Assoc., 1946-52; Cincinnati Lithography Exhibition, 1950-52; Vassar College Art Gallery, 1980. Awards: Midwestern Art Exhibition, 1933. Collections: Brooklyn Public Library; Hunter College; Univ. of Louisiana; Univ. of Wisconsin; New York Public Library; Smithsonian Institution; Newark Museum; Baltimore Museum of Art; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Portland Art Museum; Emprise Bank Collection; and more.
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
Who?s Who in American Art. New York: American Federation of Arts, 1936-1962;, accessed Dec. 25, 2007; AskART,, accessed Dec.
25, 2007; Pamphlet file at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/National Portrait Gallery Library in Washington, DC.

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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