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John Speer

 (1895 - 1955)
John Aubrey Speer was active/lived in Colorado.  John Speer is known for mountain landscape painting, commercial art.

Biography   John Speer


The following is from Rusty Morse:

John Aubrey Speer was born in Denver June 30, 1895 and died February 2, 1955  and was buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.  He first appeared in the City Directory in 1909 as a painter and subsequently was listed as a brakeman for the Union Pacific Railroad.

He painted in the Denver area through the late 1940s, and in the early 1920s was a "Window Artist" for the McPhee & McGinnity Paint Company on Arapaho Street in Denver where he competed with A. L. Browning who worked for the rival McMurtry Manufacturing Company, also on Arapahoe Street.  Both had checklist stickers on the back of their work of scenes painted.

After Speer left McPhee, he moved to Englewood, a sout   ...  Displaying 750 of 3658 characters.

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