Rudolph Weisenborn, painter, designer, illustrator and teacher, was born in Strassburg, Germany in 1881. He lived in various Midwestern locations before he began school at the University of North Dakota in 1898. Weisenborn then attended the Students School of Art in Denver, under Henry Reed and Jean Mannheim, for five years until 1910.
After settling in Chicago in 1912 he worked at the Marshall Field & Co. as a window designer before he worked under the Federal Arts Project in the Easel Division. The diverse artist not only became a central figure in a movement that resulted in the organization of a series of modern artists groups in Chicago, but also taught at several schools. He taught at th
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