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Thomas Folawn

 (1876 - 1934)
Thomas Jefferson Folawn was active/lived in California, Colorado, Ohio.  Thomas Folawn is known for painting.

Biography   Thomas Folawn


Born in Youngstown, OH on May 1, 1876. While serving in the Spanish American War, Folawn was awarded a medal of honor and contracted maleria while in Leyte. For health reasons he visited Colorado in 1901 and was so enchanted with the area that he settled in Boulder. He studied at the Colorado School of Fine Arts, in Paris with van Waeyenberge, and in New York with J. M. Waloft. For many years he was employed by the Western Union Telegraph and traveled widely decorating its many agencies. While based in Boulder, he often visited his son in Los Angeles. His canvases won prizes in U.S. exhibitions and often sold for large sums. Folawn died at in Denver, CO on June 8, 1934. Member: AAPL; Denver AA; Boulder AA. Exh: LA Co. Fair, 1929;

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers (Fielding, Mantle); Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs (Bénézit, E); American Art Annual 1921-33; Boulder Daily Camera, 6-10-1934 (obituary).

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