John Hubbard Rich
Because his family moved from Boston to Minneapolis, John Rich launched his career in America's Midwest yet he was born in Boston on March 5, 1876. During the period in which John Sloan was an illustrator for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Press, the slightly younger John Rich was similarly employed at the Minneapolis Times. In the evenings he attended art classes. Convinced of his talent, in 1898 his parents sent him to New York to study at the Art Students League. He worked there until 1902 under various teachers including Robert Blum, George Bridgman, Kenyon Cox, Frank Duveneck, and John H. Twachtman. The following three years of instruction under Edmund Tarbell at th
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