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Wilbur Meese

 (1920 - 1998)
Wilbur Meese was active/lived in Indiana, Illinois.  Wilbur Meese is known for realist structures in rural landscape painting, snowscene, figure, farm scenes.

Biography   Wilbur Meese


Wilbur W. Meese was born 25 December 1910 in Saint Joseph, Champaign County, Illinois, a son of James and Lora McKinney Meese. James Meese was a farmer. Wilbur Meese was a painter in watercolors.

He studied at Circle Art Academy, Butler University, and Cleveland Art Institute. He also studied under George Jo Mess and Gordon Mess. He exhibited at the Indiana Watercolor Society and the Hoosier Salon. He won prizes at numerous exhibitions including the Indiana State Fair, Hoosier Salon, and Indiana Artists Club amongst others.

Meese worked as a commercial artist, a package designer and became Art Director and Manager of Advertising Design for Eli Lilly and Company. He was married to Ella Jean Ward in 1946.

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