(1889 - 1971)
John Garth was active/lived in California, Illinois. John Garth is known for mural, portrait, narrative, figure.
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Biography John Garth
Grew up in Topeka, Kansas and attended Washburn Univ. Attended the Art Institute of Chicago and graduated from Yale Univ. in 1914. Studied at the Arts Student League and in Europe from 1914-15 including being in Berlin working with Renoyitski and Conrad Fehrand. He taught at the Roberts college in Constantinople for eight months, returned briefly to Topeka, and then was in Hawaii in 1916. Served in World War I then settled in San Francisco, CA. Garth temporarily was art director of the Pacific Railways Advertising Company, and from 1920-35 conducted the Garth School of Art. During the 1930s he served as mural director for the WPA Art Project on the San Francisco peninsula. For 15 years he was an art criti
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
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20, 2007; AskART, www.askart.com, accessed Dec. 20, 2007; Park; Pamphlet file at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/National Portrait Gallery Library in Washington, DC.
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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