Frances Celeste Kirk
(1884 - 1984)
Frances Celeste Kirk was active/lived in California, Texas. Frances Kirk is known for plein-air landscape painting, art education.
Biography Frances Celeste Kirk
Miss Frances Kirk (1884-1984), was chair of the Committee on the Constitution in 1914 and an early leader of efforts to organize an art league for adults and a school art league for students, both established in 1914.
If anyone inherited Mrs. Kimball's role in forming an art league, it was probably Miss Kirk. She was the author of an article, Art in Public Education, published in the School Board Journal (38(2), March 1909) a year after she arrived in Galveston from Decatur, Illinois, to assume a position as supervisor of drawing in the Galveston City Schools. (See Appendix 2 for a copy of that article.)
Miss Kirk was a leader in both school and community art activities until 1915, when she requested a year's leave of
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