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Arthur Covey

 (1877 - 1960)
Arthur Sinclair Covey was active/lived in Illinois, Kansas.  Arthur Covey is known for genre, mural, landscape, etcher.

Biography   Arthur Covey


Born Leroy, IL, June 13, 1877; died Torrington, CT., 1960. Mural painter. Etcher. Lithographer. Raised in El Dorado. Studied at Southwestern College, Winfield; Art Institute of Chicago with John H. Vanderpoel, 1899-1903; Paris; Royal Academy of Art; Munich with Karl Marr, 1904; London, assistant to Frank Brangwyn, 1905-08. Studied with Frank Duveneck and Garie Melchers, 1904. First professional work was drawing American subjects for the Indianapolis newspaper, News, and the Cleveland Press. Instructed in London School of Art. Lived at 5 Bank St. in New York in 1917. Became the Director of the Department of Mural Decoration under the National Academy of Design in 1932.

SOURCES:
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
American Art Annual. New York: American Federation of Arts, 1898-194727; Reinbach, Edna, comp. “Kansas Art and Artists”, in Collections of the Kansas State Historical Society. v. 17, 1928. p. 571-585.; Sain, Lydia. Kansas Artists, compiled by Lydia Sain from 1932 to 1948. Typed Manuscript, 1948.; Who’s Who in American Art. New York: American Federation of Arts, 1936- v.1=1936-37 v.3= 1941-42 v.2=1938-39 v.4=1940-47. 1, 2, 3, 4; Newlin, Gertrude Dix (Development of Art in Kansas. Typed Manuscript, 1951); American Art Annual. New York: American Federation of Arts, 1898-1947 12; Art in Federal Buildings: an illustrated record of the Treasury Department’s New Program in Painting and Sculpture. Volume 1: Mural Design, 1934-36. Washington, DC: Art in Federal Buildings Inc., 1936; American Art Annual. New York: American Federation of Arts, 1898-194714, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26; Who’s Who in American Art. New York: American Federation of Arts, 1936- v.1=1936-37 v.3= 1941-42 v.2=1938-39 v.4=1940-47. 1, 7; Field; Independent (Mar. 3 1928); Literary Digest (Nov. 26 1927); Woman’s Home Companion (May 1916); Clark, Eliot. History of the National Academy of Design, 1825-1953. New York: Columbia University Press, 1954.; AskArt, www.askart.com, accessed Sept. 2, 2005; Family Search. Version 2.5.0. Salt Lake City: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2002. www.FamilySearch.org accessed July 14, 2006; Dawdy 3: Dawdy, Doris Ostrander. Artists of the American West: A Biographical Dictionary. Volume 3. Chicago: Swallow Press, 1985..

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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