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 John Willard Banks  (1912 - 1988)

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Lived/Active: Texas      Known for: naive ethnic genre, religious

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BIOGRAPHY for John Banks
1912 (near Seguin, Texas)


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The following information was compiled and submitted by Stephanie Reeves:

John Willard Banks, San Antonio, Texas, African American Folk Artist

John Willard Banks, black self-taught artist, the son of Charlie and Cora Lee (McIntyre) Banks, was born on November 7, 1912, near Seguin, Texas.  At the age of five his parents took him to San Antonio, where he attended Holy Redeemer School until the age of nine, when his parents were divorced and John returned to his grandpar (showing 500 of 5308 characters).

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