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George Stone

 (1858 - 1931)
George Melville Stone was active/lived in Kansas, California.  George Stone is known for portrait, landscape, mural.

Portrait by Arthur L. Tice c. 1930

Biography   George Stone


Born near Topeka, Dec. 5, 1858; died Topeka, Nov. 3, 1931. Painter, specialized in portraits, landscapes, genre. Attended school in Topeka then, from 1876- 78, attended the Kansas State Normal School in Emporia. Returned to Topeka in 1878 to work for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe and study at the Topeka Art Institute with George Hopkins. Moved to Paris in 1887 to study art with Henry Mosler and at the Academié Julian with Léon Bonnat, Gustave Boulanger and Jules Lefebvre. Returned from Paris in 1891 bringing a number of landscapes that had been commissioned by Kansas patrons. Stone took charge of George Hopkins' art school in Topeka and taught drawing and painting from 1891-94. Stone visited Mexico to paint landscapes in1894-95

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Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
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