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Ethel Spears

 (1903 - 1974)
Ethel Spears was active/lived in Illinois, Texas.  Ethel Spears is known for easel and mural painting, enameling, teaching.

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Biography   Ethel Spears


Ethel Spears was born October 5, 1902 and raised in Chicago, IL. She attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and studied in the textile design department. She had her first solo exhibition at the School in 1923. She decided not to pursue a career in textile design and re-enrolled in the AIC School. Under the supervision of one of her teachers, John Norton, a noted Modernist, Spears did two mural commissions for the Tea Room of the Art Institute.

In the mid 1920s, she moved to Woodstock, NY to study under Alexander Archipenko. She left Woodstock and took up residence in New York City where she attended classes at the Art Students League.

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