John Carlis Jr
John Carlis, Jr. is active/lives in New York, California, Illinois. John Carlis Jr is known for painting, commercial art, book design, sculpture.
Biography John Carlis, Jr.
Following is text and general information from a 1968 interview by Henri Grant with John Carlis for the Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution.
Born and raised in Chicago, and then establishing a studio in New York City, John Carlis Jr. as a youngster took Saturday classes at the Art Institute, and then when he was in high school qualified through testing for a scholarship to the American Academy of Art. However, he was denied admission there 'when they discovered I was a Negro." Then upon graduation he took an examination and at age 17 in 1934, won a scholarship to the Art Institute for a year, the only student of the Chicago school system to qualify. He remained at the Institute for seve
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