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Zona Wheeler

 (1913 - 1998)
Zona Lorraine Wheeler was active/lived in Kansas, Illinois.  Zona Wheeler is known for painting, commercial art, design, three-dimensional logos.

Biography   Zona Wheeler


Born Bridgeport, Kansas; Feb. 15, 1913; died Wichita, Nov. 17, 1998. Commercial Artist. Painter. Etcher. Engraver. Lithographer. Studied at Bethany College, Lindsborg, the American Academy of Art in Chicago, the Wichita Art Association School. Pupil of Birger Sandzén.

She moved to Wichita in 1934 and worked for C.A. Seward at Western Lithography Company then moved to Grit Printing where she started the art department for the firm. In 1943, she moved to McCormick Armstrong Co. of Wichita where she designed advertisements and illustrations.

She retired as head of the art 226 department at McCormick Armstrong in 1978. She then began 3-D Studio, specializing in three-dimensional art and logos.

SOURCES:
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
Sain, Lydia. Kansas Artists, compiled by Lydia Sain from 1932 to 1948. Typed Manuscript, 1948.; Newlin, Gertrude Dix (Development of Art in Kansas. Typed Manuscript, 1951); Festival of Kansas Arts and Crafts. Catalog: Arts and Crafts of Kansas: an Exhibition held in Lawrence, Feb. 18-22, 1948 in the Community Building. Lawrence: World Co., 1948; Who’s Who in American Art. New York: American Federation of Arts, 1936- v.1=1936-37 v.3= 1941-42 v.2=1938-39 v.4=1940-47. 1, 6, 7; Collins, Jim, and Glenn B. Opitz, eds. Women Artists in America: 18th Century to the Present (1790-1980). Rev. and enl. ed. Poughkeepsie, N.Y.: Apollo, 1980.; Midwestern Artists’ Exhibition (Kansas City: Kansas City Art Institute, 1920-1942 Mines, Cynthia. For the Sake of Art: The Story of an Art Movement in Kansas. s.l. Mines, 1979.) 1932-33, 1935-36, 1939; Wichita Eagle (Nov. 24, 1998); Sandzén files; AskArt, www.askart.com, accessed Dec. 28, 2005; Beach .

This and over 1,750 other biographies can be found in Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945) compiled by Susan V. Craig, Art & Architecture Librarian at University of Kansas.   ...  Displaying 2000 of 3099 characters.

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