Francis Follette McCray
(1899 - 1960)
Francis Follette McCray was active/lived in Iowa, New Mexico / Mexico. Francis McCray is known for regionalist mural and easel painting, teaching, commercial art.
Biography Francis Follette McCray
Born in the small Iowa community of Schaller, Francis McCray received his professional art training at the Art Institute of Chicago and then specialized in commercial art with classes at the Vogue School of Commercial Art (Chicago) and the Mayer-Booth School of Commercial Art (Chicago). McCray's art interests carried into several different forms including portraiture, murals, illustration, and church painting.
In his early professional years, McCray was employed by Langenfeld Studios to ornament Catholic churches throughout the Midwest. His murals were commissioned for congregations in Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, and Kansas. One particular project at St. Malachy's Church in Creston, Iowa depicted the life of the Virgin Mary
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