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George Birdsall

 (fl. 1880’s-90s, Leavenworth)
George E Birdsall was active/lived in Kansas.  George Birdsall is known for photographer, crayon and India ink drawing, watercolor.

Biography   George Birdsall


A photographer and artist using India ink, crayon and watercolor, George Birdsall lived in Leavenworth, Kansas at 412 Delaware in 1891, at 202 Pottawatomie in 1889- 90, and 112 Ottawa in 1891.

He placed an ad in 1891 reading: "Birdsall, The Photographer is the leader of his profession in the West.  His work is his best advertisement, portraits in crayon, ink, & watercolor a speciality."

SOURCES:
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
Lawrence City Directory (1860-61; 1866; 1868; 1871; 1872; 1873-74;1875-76; 1879; 1883; 1886; 1888; 1890-1891; 1893-94; 1896; 1898; 1900-01; 1902-03; 1905; 1907; 1908-09; 1911; 1913-14; 1915; 1917; 1919; 1923; 1925-26; 1927-28; 1929-30; 1932) 1889, 1890, 1891-92; Kansas State Gazetteer and Business Directory. Detroit: R.L. Polk & Co. (v.1= 1878-9 v.5= 1886 v.9= 1900) (v.2= 1880 v.6= 1888-89 v.10= 1904) (v.3= 1882-83 v.7= 1891 v.11= 1908) (v.4= 1884-85 v.8= 1894 v.12= 1912) 1891

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.



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