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John Dirks

 (1914 - 2008)
John Dirks was active/lived in California, Wisconsin.  John Dirks is known for Sculpture, craftsman.

Biography   John Dirks

John Dirks was born in Fond du Lac, WI on March 13, 1914.  Dirks settled in San Diego in 1921.  An avid model builder as a youth, he developed skills which later were useful in his sculpture and crafts work.  After graduating from San Diego College, he taught crafts in San Diego high schools, and in 1960 obtained a master's degree from Claremont Graduate School.  He lived in La Mesa, CA until his death on Dec. 25, 2008. 

Member:  San Diego Art Guild. 

In:  San Diego Historical Society; Vista Regional Center (11-ft. teakwood Tree of Justice).

Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Interview with the artist or his family; Social Security Death Index (1940-2002).

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