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Josie Eresch

 (1894 - 1967)
Josie Eresch was active/lived in Kansas.  Josie Eresch is known for lithography, etching, painting, writing.

Biography   Josie Eresch

Born Beloit, Kansas April 13, 1894 and died Beloit, Aug. 7, 1967, Josie Eresch was a painter, woodblock printer, etcher, lithographer, landscape painter and banker. 

She graduated from Beloit High School in 1911 and attended St. May of the Woods College School of Art in 1914.  She was a student of Birger Sandzen at Bethany College, Lindsborg; of A E Cross, Federal Schools, NY; and she also attended the New York School of Fine Arts.

In Paris in 1925, she was a pupil of Caroline Armington;  she also studied in Tokyo and Peking.

From 1928 to 1933, she lived in Beloit in 1928-33.  A member of the Kansas Author's Club, she was the author of Elegant Amusement (1937) and Come Up and See My

Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
Who’s Who in American Art. New York: American Federation of Arts, 1936- v.1=1936-37 v.3= 1941-42 v.2=1938-39 v.4=1940-47. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7; Reinbach, Edna, comp. “Kansas Art and Artists”, in Collections of the Kansas State Historical Society. v. 17, 1928. p. 571-585.; Collins, Jim, and Glenn B. Opitz, eds. Women Artists in America: 18th Century to the Present (1790-1980). Rev. and enl. ed. Poughkeepsie, N.Y.: Apollo, 1980.; Newlin, Gertrude Dix (Development of Art in Kansas. Typed Manuscript, 1951); Sain, Lydia. Kansas Artists, compiled by Lydia Sain from 1932 to 1948. Typed Manuscript, 1948.; Dawdy 2: Dawdy, Doris Ostrander. Artists of the American West: A Biographical Dictionary. Volume 2. Chicago: Swallow Press, 1981.; Midwestern Artists’ Exhibition (Kansas City: Kansas City Art Institute, 1920-1942 Mines, Cynthia. For the Sake of Art: The Story of an Art Movement in Kansas. s.l. Mines, 1979.) 1927-31, 1933; Beach; Kovinick, Phil and Marian Yoshiki-Kovinick. An Encyclopedia of Women Artists of the American West. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1998.; Illustriana Kansas (Hebron, NB:1933).

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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