John Warner Norton
(1876 - 1934)
John Warner Norton was active/lived in Illinois, South Carolina. John Norton is known for modernist-leaning landscape, figure, decorative and genre painting, teaching.
Biography John Warner Norton
Born in Lockport, Illinois, John Warner Norton "successfully bridged the gap between conservative ideals and modern impulses in Chicago's early twentieth-century art world." (Kennedy 137
He had traditional training at the Art Institute of Chicago, beginning 1910, and later became one of the more avant-garde progressive teachers of the Institute. One of his major influences was adapting modernist styles to mural painting, and the results of this innovation can be seen in his projects that include Frank Lloyd Wright's Midway Gardens and the Century of Progress Exposition.
In the late 1920s, he also did collaborative art-deco decorative projects for Chicago commercial and civic buildings designed by Holabird & Root and
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