(1891 - 1964)
Marvin Cone was active/lived in Iowa. Marvin Cone is known for landscape, figure, still-objects.
Biography Marvin Cone
Marvin Cone was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, where in 1906 he began
a lifelong friendship with Grant Wood. He graduated from Coe
College in 1914 and then studied for several years at the School of the
Art Institute of Chicago.
World War I interrupted his studies,
and after being stationed near New Mexico, Cone left for France in
1917, where he served for several years as an interpreter. In
1919, Cone studied for about five months at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in
Montpellier, France. When he returned to Cedar Rapids that year,
he continued to pursue his interest in art. He considered
commercial art, but chose instead to accept a position teaching French
at Coe College for the 1919-1920 academic yea
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