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George Wales

 (1868 - 1940)
George Canning Wales was active/lived in Massachusetts, Kansas.  George Wales is known for graphics, marine, landscape.

Biography   George Wales

Born Boston, MA, Dec. 23, 1868; died Boston, MA, Mar. 22, 1940. Illustrator. Painter, specialized in marine and landscapes. Printmaker. Studied naval architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1885 to 1888. His first job was with the firm Peabody and Stearns in Boston from 1888-91 and was a resident of Wichita in 1892 with a position with Wichita & Western. He founded his own architectural firm in Boston in 1893. Wales studied etching in 1917 with William M. Paxton, produced his first etchings that same year, and had his first exhibition in 1921. He studied and mastered lithography in 1923. He published Etchings and Lithographs of American Ships (1927) and also produced vessel drawings used as illustrations in va

Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
Wichita Eagle (Mar. 28, 1940); Who’s Who in American Art. New York: American Federation of Arts, 1936- v.1=1936-37 v.3= 1941-42 v.2=1938-39 v.4=1940-47., 1; Field; Holman, Louis. George C. Wales: Etcher of the Sea (1922); AskArt,, accessed Dec. 28, 2005.

This and over 1,750 other biographies can be found in Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945) compiled by Susan V. Craig, Art & Architecture Librarian at University of Kansas.

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