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John Fazel

 (1882 - 1963)
John Winfield Fazel was active/lived in Kansas, Wisconsin.  John Fazel is known for floral studies, landscape and portrait painting, engraving, illustraton.

Biography   John Fazel

Born Pleasant Hill, Wisconsin on May 15, 1882 and died in Kansas, November, 1963, John Fazel was a painter who specialized in flower studies, landscapes,  and portraits and also an illustrator, engraver and teacher.

Fazel attended Washburn College in Topeka, and was a student of George Melville Stone and James I. Gilbert.  He attended  the Kansas City Art Institute and then was the art director for Capper Engraving Co. plus an illustrator and cartoonist for several magazines and newspapers.

He taught at the Topeka School of Art, and lived at 1040 Garfield Street, Topeka from 1925-33.

Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
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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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