John Severinus Conway
(1852 - 1925)
John Severinus Conway was active/lived in Wisconsin, New Jersey / Italy. John Conway is known for monument sculpture, medallic art, easel and mural painting.
Biography John Severinus Conway
Artist and sculptor John Severinus Conway was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1852. He received his first artistic training from Conrad Diehl of the Art Institute of Chicago. He left Chicago, however, after fire destroyed both his studio and his prospects there. Conway then resided in Milwaukee where he soon gathered popular acceptance for his portrait work. He also made several sketching tours into Wisconsin and Minnesota to paint local landscapes. In 1880 Conway completed in only eighteen days a mural in the Chamber of Commerce building entitled Agriculture and the Industries Bringing Their Tribute to Milwaukee.
During his residence in Milwaukee Conway became acquainted with Lydia Ely Hewitt (1836-1914) who had arrived in Milwaukee
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