Sarah (Edna M) Spurgeon
(1903 - 1985)
Sarah (Edna M) Spurgeon was active/lived in Washington, Iowa. Sarah Spurgeon is known for portrait painter, history, muralist, educator.
Biography Sarah (Edna M) Spurgeon
A painter, muralist, and long-time professor of painting and drawing
from 1939 to 1971 at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Edna
Spurgeon was born in Iowa and received a Master's Degree at the
University of Iowa in 1930. She later taught there for four years
and then did graduate work in art history at Harvard University in
She was a part of the Federal Arts Project for the WPA in Iowa during
the Depression of the 1930s and worked with Grant Wood on a mural,
which is now in the Library at Iowa State University in Ames. She
also did a large-scale mural in Ginkgo Museum in Vantage, Washington;
created painted tiles illustrating the history of tile-printing
techniques for He
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