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John Simoni

 (1911 - 2003)
John Peter Simoni was active/lived in Kansas, Colorado.  John Simoni is known for Painter, educator.

Biography   John Simoni

Born Denver, CO, April 12, 1911; died Estes Park, CO, Sept. 3, 2003. Painter. Sculptor. Teacher. Studied at Colorado State's College of Education; National University of Mexico; the Kansas City Art Institute with Thomas Hart Benton; Colorado University with Max Beckmann; Ohio State University; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and in Trentino, Italy. Head of Art Department and Gallery Director at Baker University, Baldwin City from 1937-55. Chairman of art and director of University Galleries, University of Wichita, beginning in1957. Art critic for a weekly column in the Wichita Eagle.

Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
Sain, Lydia. Kansas Artists, compiled by Lydia Sain from 1932 to 1948. Typed Manuscript, 1948.; Who’s Who in American Art. New York: American Federation of Arts, 1936- v.1=1936-37 v.3= 1941-42 v.2=1938-39 v.4=1940-47. 7; Family Search. Version 2.5.0. Salt Lake City: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2002. accessed July 17, 2006.

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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