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Mary Gehr

 (1910 - 1997)
Mary Ray Gehr was active/lived in Illinois.  Mary Gehr is known for children's book illustration, printmaking.

Biography   Mary Gehr


Chicago artist and illustrator Mary Gehr was locally and nationally renowned for her positive influence on her community, on the art world, and in the sphere of children's illustrating.

Gehr was born in Chicago around 1910.  She attended Highland Park High School and Smith College before leaving school to pursue a love of dancing.  She toured as an ingénue with the Chicago Opera Ballet for four years, spent a summer with the Schubert Light Opera Company, and worked with the Page-Stone Ballet Company for three years.  Upon the death of her father, Gehr quit dance and theater and returned to Chicago to work in advertising.  To aid her in her job, she began attending school at the Art Institute of Chicago.&   ...  Displaying 750 of 3149 characters.

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