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 Clifford McCormick Ulp  (1885 - 1957)

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Lived/Active: New York      Known for: landscape, religious, mural, illustrator

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BIOGRAPHY for Clifford Ulp
1885 (Olean, New York)

New York

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landscape, religious, mural, illustrator

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
The following biography, submitted May 2005, was submitted by James W. Ross, who personally met with his family to create this:

Profession: Teacher, painter, illustrator, lecturer, writer, and decorator

Studied: Rochester Institute Technology; Art Students League; Emile Gruppe; Charles Woodbury; William Chase; F.W. Taylor

Exhibited: Rochester Art Center, 1920-52; Rationalists, 1935-45; Genesee Group, 1946-52; Finger Lakes Exhibition, 1941-43; Elmira, Cortland, Auburn, Geneva, NY. Awards: Rochester Art Center, 1938; Rochester Mus. Arts & Sciences, 1943 (fellowship).

Taught: Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY for 39 years serving as head of the Art and Design department until his retirement in 1952.

Member: Eastern Art Association; president of the Rochester Art Club during the 1920s and early 1930s; Iroquois Art Association; Memorial Art Gallery; Rationalists.

Work: National Gallery of Art; murals, Rochester Dental Dispensary; St. Monica's Church, Rochester, New York; National Gallery

Author: Models in Motion." 1931, "If You are Considering Applied Art," 1935; articles, "Art Digest"

Illustration: "Saturday Evening Post," "Country Gentleman"

Position: Director, Applied Art, Rochester Institute Technology, Rochester, NY, 1921-52 (retired).

Sources include: WW53; WW47

Clifford Ulp is listed in the following art and reference books: 2001 Davenport, Ray Davenport's Art Reference 2047 No 2001 The Artists Bluebook: 24,000 North American Artists 332 No 1999 Falk, Peter Hastings Who Was Who in American Art 1564-1975 3 Vols 3724 Yes 1990 Gerdts, William H Art Across America (East) (Vol 1) 421 Yes 1986 Opitz, Glenn B (editor) Mantle Fielding's Dictionary American Painters, Sculptors et al 1081 No 1985 Falk, Peter Hastings Who Was Who in American Art Artists Active 1898-1947 707 No 1982 Opitz, Glenn Dictionary of American Artists 372 No 1948 Mallett, Daniel Trowbridge Index of Artists International Biographical


From 1921 top 1952, Clifford Ulp was Director of the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. During his lifetime, he was a teacher, painter, illustrator, lecturer, writer and decorator.

He studied art at the Art Students League in New York and at the Rochester Institute and also was a student of Emile Gruppe, William Merritt Chase, and Charles Woodbury. Some of his murals are in Rochester. He was the author of articles for "Art Digest", the "Saturday Evening Post", and "Country Gentlemen".

Peter Falk, "Who Was Who in American Art"

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