Elliott Anderson Means
(1904 - 1962)
Elliott Anderson Means was active/lived in New York. Elliott Means is known for itinerant mural and sign painting, sculpture, book illustration.
Biography Elliott Anderson Means
Elliott Anderson Means, painter and sculptor of western and religious subjects, illustrator, and itinerant muralist, was born in Stamford, Texas on March 10, 1904 (some report 1905). When he was a child he traveled in a covered wagon from Texas to a homestead in New Mexico where he in a raid led by Mexican revolutionary, Pancho Villa. Means went to school in El Paso and then became a hobo, working in Oklahoma as a wheat-field hand and as a sign and mural painter in California.
He studied two years at Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles, California and then one year as an apprentice in a Los Angeles bronze foundry at casting and model making. This period was followed by one year at the Boston Museum School of Fine Art in Bo
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