The following information was submitted by Sharon Theobald:
Holloway was born in 1859 in Philadelphia and moved to St.Louis early in his life where he was first known both as an artist and teacher. He continued his work, serving as a student and night school assistant to Carl Gutherz at the St. Louis School of Art in the early 1880's amd may have accompanied Gutherz to Paris where both studied and worked in the mid 1880's.
In 1888, Holloway returned to the United States and won a competition in Chicago to paint the mural on the proscenium arch of the new Auditorium Theature built by Louis Sullivan Dankmar Adler. He received many other commissions in Chicago including the 1892 design for a symbol that would represent
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