George Pinney was active/lived in Kansas.
Biography George Pinney
George Pinney was supertindent of schools in McPherson from 1910-1913. Organizer, along with Carl Smalley and Birger Sandzen, of the annual McPherson High School art exhibition. He also is credited as founder of the McPherson School art collection as he used the modest proceeds from the 1910 exhibition to purchase to Sandzén paintings.
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
Mines, Cynthia. For the Sake of Art: The Story of an Art Movement in Kansas. s.l. Mines, 1979.
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.