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John Parks

 (1922 - 1954)
John D. Parks was active/lived in Illinois, Kansas.  John Parks is known for Printmaker; painting; teaching.

Biography   John Parks


John D. Parks was born February 23, 1922 in Wichita, Kansas.  He studied at the Wichita Art Assoc.  Served for four years in the armed services in World War II. Graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago.  Did freelance art work in Wichita and Chicago.  Appointed as an instructor in design at the Univ. of Kansas in 1950.  In the spring of 1951 he moved to Kansas City and worked on painting commissions such as the mural he painted for Sidney's restaurant on Linwood Boulevard in Kansas City.  He died on April 4, 1954 in Kansas City.

Awards: Purchase prize, Busch-Reisinger Museum.


Exhibitions: Midwestern Artists Exhibition, 1954.

SOURCES:
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
Lawrence Journal World (Feb. 12, 1951); Kansas City Times (Sept. 11, 1953); Kansas City Star (Apr. 5, 1954); Wichita Evening Eagle (Apr. 5, 1954).



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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