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Grace John

 (1890 - 1972)
Grace Spaulding John was active/lived in Texas, California, Michigan.  Grace John is known for landscape, portrait and still life painting, printmaking, illustration.

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Grace Spaulding John was born February 10, 1890, in Battle Creek, Michigan.  She moved to Beaumont, Texas at age 13.  It was a time when oil was discovered, and her father became the editor of the Beaumont Enterprise.

Her first art lessons were from Penelope Lingan of Beaumont and later Houston.   John was sent to study at the Chicago Art Institute*, the Art Students League* in New York City, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art*.

She returned to Texas and married the great-grandson of Sam Houston, Alfred Morgan John, a prominent Houston attorney.  Grace Spaulding John was one of the first artists to have a solo showing at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

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