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John Semon

 (1852 - 1917)
John Semon was active/lived in Ohio.  John Semon is known for landscape often forest interior.

Biography   John Semon


A landscape painter born in Cleveland in February 1852, John Semon was active there from the mid-1870s until 1910 or later. He was an early member of the Cleveland Art Club, and was listed during the mid-1880s as a teacher of landscape at the Western Reserve School of Design, although the course was suspended several times for lack of funds.

A charter member, from 1888, of the Society of Cleveland Artists and a co-organizer, in 1893, of the all-professional Brush and Palette Club, he was by all accounts a consistently productive painter and gifted teacher.

Painter Marsden Hartley wrote that Semon "was a sort of self-invented cross between Corot and Theodore Rousseau--smoked his pipe incessantly and painted as   ...  Displaying 750 of 1224 characters.

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Hanging Out the Wash, 1885
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