(1880 - 1941)
John Adams Spelman was active/lived in Minnesota, Illinois. John Spelman is known for Lake Superior scenes, mountains, woods.
Biography John Spelman
The following is from the family of the artist:
John Adams Spelman
Born: 9/30/l880, Owatonna, MN
Died: 5/l9/l94l, Moose Lake, MN
Address: 73l Woodbine Ave., Oak Park,Illinois
Subject and Medium: Landscape painter, oil
Family: Barbara Spelman Allen, daughter
John Spelman had a keen interest in northeastern Minnesota, especially along Lake Superior because it was still a relatively wild country with a small population count per square mile. His interest was spurred by reading about it, and eventually by making some trips there, particularly after he moved from Minneapolis to Chicago.
He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago under John H. Vanderpoel and Charles F. Browne. In addition to t
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