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 Selma Ruth Ebert  (1890 - 1968)

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Lived/Active: Nebraska      Known for: painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Selma Ebert
1890 (Sutton, Nebraska)
1968 (Sutton, Nebraska)


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Born in Sutton, Clay County, Nebraska, she was the daughter of Charles and Wilhemina Ebert.  She was to live in Sutton nearly all her life.  Miss Ebert studied art at the Lewis Institute in Chicago, a west-side college, established in 1895,  that offered liberal arts as well as science and engineering,  She also studied by correspondence course with Fireside Industries out of Adrian, Michigan.  In the 1920’s and 30’s, while offering different arts and crafts courses they also offered many kinds of craft items in their catalogs.  She studied oil painting under John Conley in Chicago; also china painting there under Josie Key and Mrs. D. Davidson.  Additional study was undertaken at the Art Institute of Omaha.

The artist was a member of the Lewis Union in Chicago and received numerous awards at the Nebraska State Fair.

She died in Sutton, Nebraska in August of 1968.

Information from Janet G. Smith, an Omaha Nebraska Art Historian, census records and the Social Security Death Index.

Submitted by Edward Bentley, researcher from Lansing, Michigan

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Born in Sutton, Nebraska, Selma Ebert was a painter and teacher who studied at the Art Institute in Omaha and in Adrian, Michigan. She exhibited at the Nebraska State Fairs.

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