(1872 - 1950)
John Thomas Nolf was active/lived in Illinois. John Nolf is known for agrarian figure and genre painting, commercial art, teaching.
Biography John Nolf
"1948 Best of Show Figure Composition by John Nolf (1871 - 1950)"
A biography written by Duane Paulsen, Grand Detour
The unofficial leader of the Grand Detour artist colony that flourished
during the second quarter of the 20th Century, John Nolf called himself
the "Mayor of Grand Detour." Of all the artists, quite possibly
he best fit in with the inhabitants and life in this quaint,
Nolf was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and his father was a soldier
at Gettysburg. He was originally a tramp printer, and he wandered
across the United States working at his trade. His poker winnings
in Spokane, Washington, enabled him to move to Chicago, where he worked
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