John Gale Reed
(1878 - 1949)
John Gale Reed was active/lived in Illinois. John Reed is known for horse-racing genre, calligrapher.
Biography John Gale Reed
A painter, calligrapher and carver, John Gale Reed is important to Illinois art history for his association with the Eagle's Nest Art Colony, for his painting of a county fair event of historical significance, and for the small carved figures now on permanent exhibit at the Chicago Historical Society Museum.
Reed was from an Illinois family that owned much land in Ogle County where they were very prominent as well as in Chicago's large art community. "The young Mr. Reed was an up and coming new member of the Ogle County's society elite." In 1898, the Chicago sculptor, Lorado Taft, founded the Eagle's Nest Art Colony , and John Reed dedicated his talent and energy to Taft. He assisted Taft "in realizing his dream of creating an art co
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