Edgar Rupprecht (1889-1954)
The Chicago painter Edgar Rupprecht was born in 1889 in Zanesville, Ohio. Initially, he studied at the Art Institute of Chicago under Harry Wolcott, John Norton, and Karl Buehr. Rupprecht was also influenced by the ultra-conservative Kenyon Cox, who visited Chicago in the spring of 1911 to deliver the famous Scammon lectures. Cox also taught at the Art Institute, where he noticed that students were stressing expression over drawing and design. Thus Rupprecht would have had a taste of strict discipline under Cox, the master draftsman. Rupprecht won the Goodman Prize at the Art Institute in 1922 and the Holmes Prize in the foll
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