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David Overmyer

 (1889 - 1973)
David Hicks Overmyer was active/lived in Kansas.  David Overmyer is known for commercial art, mural, portrait and landscape painting.

Biography   David Overmyer


Born Topeka, April 5, 1889 and died Topeka, March 1973, David Overmyer was an illustrator, painter who specialized in murals, portraits, and landscapes; commercial artist and teacher.

He studied at the Reid-Stone Art School in Topeka and at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts.  His work is imaginative and suggestive of Maxfield Parrish.

He lived at 301 W. 13th St, Topeka and worked at 818 Kansas Ave, Topeka in 1921. He taught at the Topeka School of Art in 1938, and also was a commercial artist focusing on illustrating and designing.

He was hired in 1945 by Charles L. Marshall, state architect, to paint murals depicting the state's history in the first floor of the capitol's rotunda.  Becau

SOURCES:
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
Reinbach; 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); Whittemore, Margaret. “Notes on Some Kansas Artists”, in Kansas Magazine, 1935. p.41-45.; Wiebe, Joanna K. “Kansans Cared About their New Deal Art”, in Wichita Eagle Beacon, May 21, 1972. p.1E & 7E-----. “Local Legends Live in Art”, in Wichita Eagle Beacon, May 22, 1972. p.1A & 3A-----. “Age Enhances Fort Scott Mural”, in Wichita Eagle Beacon, May 23, 1972. p.1A & 8A-----. “Halstead Legend Perpetuated”, in Wichita Eagle Beacon, May 24, 1972. p.1A & 16A -----. “Scenics, Murals and Lithographs Included in Kansas New Deal Art”, in Wichita Eagle Beacon, May 25, 1972. p.15A.; Topeka City Directory (1868-69; 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1874; 1875; 1876-77; 1878-79; 1880-81; 1882; 1883-84; 1885-1886; 1887-1888; 1888-89; 1890-1891; 1893-94; 1896-97; 1899-1900; 1900-01; 1902; 1905; 1907; 1909; 1910; 1912; 1916; 1921; 1924; 1926; 1927-28; 1929-30; 1931; 1933; 1935; 1937; 1938; 1940; 1942)., 21; Topeka Cap & Topeka J (Topeka Capital, Topeka J (aka Topeka J) newspapers—usually reports of the Kansas Artists Exhibition 1st= Topeka Cap Nov. 11, 1925 9th= Topeka J Nov. 11, 1933 2nd= Topeka Cap Nov. 10, 1926 10th= Topeka J Nov. 10, 1934 3rd= Topeka J Nov. 19, 1927 11th= Topeka J Jan. 7, 1936 4th= Topeka J Nov. 3, 1928 12th= Topeka J Nov. 11 & 14, 1936 5th= Topeka J Nov. 2, 1929 14th= Topeka J Jan. 22, 1938 6th= Topeka J Oct. 18 & Nov. 1, 1930 15th= Topeka J Mar. 10, 1939 7th= Topeka J Oct. 24, 1931 16th= Topeka J Feb. 2 & 10, 1940 8th= Topeka J Oct. 22, 1932 17th= Topeka J Mar. 8 & 17, 1941), Feb. 10, 1940; Family Search. Version 2.5.0. Salt Lake City: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2002. www.FamilySearch.org accessed July 17, 2006; TCP.

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 2928 of 3183 characters.

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