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John Cyril Thorns

 (born 1926)
John Cyril Thorns is active/lives in Kansas, Indiana.  John Thorns is known for Teaching; Painting.

Biography   John Cyril Thorns

John Cyril Thorns was born in April of 1926.  He was a graduate of El Dorado High
School in 1944.  Family moved to Hays that year and Thorns enrolled at Fort Hays State
Univ. (Kansas).  He served in the U.S. Navy then returned in 1946 to complete his degree. Also studied for one year at the Toledo (OH) Museum of Art.  Completed a MA in Art History
at Indiana Univ. in 1952 and a MFA in Architectural Design at the Univ. of Iowa in 1953.  He returned to Fort Hays in 1954 retiring in 1990. At Fort Hays he taught a variety of classes including developing the Interior Design program and serving as Director of Exhibitions.  The Moss-Thorns art gallery at Fort Hays State Univ. is named in his honor.

Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
100 Years; Topeka Public Library. Kansas Artists List. (Mar. 11, 1988).

This and over 1,750 other biographies can be found in Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945) compiled by Susan V. Craig, Art & Architecture Librarian at University of Kansas.

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