This biography was written by a researcher at the Ashworth Collection of Native
American and Western Art in Fort Smith, AR, and Linda Pierson of Pierson
Gallery, Tulsa, OK and submitted in April of 2006:
Jacques Hans Gallrein has been painting the distinctive landscape of Oklahoma since 1911. The character of the state's environment inspired him to paint hundreds of Oklahoma scenes.
He also taught on both high school and college levels. He became an art teacher in Tishomingo High School in 1912. He was an art instructor at Oklahoma A. and M. College, 1913-14; he taught four college classes in Williams Hall and sub-freshman classes in Old Central.
Mr. Gallrein was b
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