Adrian J Dornbush
(1900 - 1970)
Adrian J. Dornbush was active/lived in Iowa, District Of Columbia. Adrian Dornbush is known for modernist regional landscape and portrait painting, teaching.
Biography Adrian J. Dornbush
Studied at the Univ. of Wisconsin earning a BA in 1918, at the Univ. College of Liberal Arts, Wisconsin from1922-24, at the Univ. of Kansas, Lawrence from1928-29, and, for two years, overseas. Taught art in the Dubuque, IA public school district from 1926-28. He organized the Flint (MI) Institute of Art then was named director and a charter faculty member of the Anamosa art colony in 1932-33. Following the colony's closing, he relocated to Des Moines and taught at the Art Students Workshop while handling numerous portrait commissions, mostly in watercolor. In 1934, Dornbush became involved in the new Key West, FL Federal Emergency Relief Administration art experiment where he became the director/coordinator of the project
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
AskART, www.askart.com, accessed Oct. 15, 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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