(1895 - 1979)
Garnet W. Jex was active/lived in Virginia, District Of Columbia, Ohio. Garnet Jex is known for river genre and landscape painting, medical and nature illustrator.
Biography Garnet Jex
Born in Kent, Ohio in 1895, Garnet Jex was a noted landscape painter, portraitist, and illustrator who was active in Washington DC throughout his career and lived there until his death in 1979. He enlisted in the Army at the outbreak of World War I, beginning fifty years of public service. Upon returning from the war, Jex worked as a medical illustrator for the Army Medical Corps while attending the Corcoran School of Art and George Washington University where he earned his B.A. in 1927.
He worked as art editor for "Nature" magazine while completing his Master's Degree, which he earned from George Washington in 1931. Jex continued public service for the next 26 years as an artist for the U.S. Public Health Service, ending his career
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