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Lillian McConkey

 (1872 - 1945)
Lillian McConkey was active/lived in Michigan, Pennsylvania.  Lillian McConkey is known for china painting, ceramics, teaching.

Biography   Lillian McConkey

Born in Grove City, Pennsylvania in 1872, Lillian McConkey was from a family where the father  was a minister.  She received an A. B. and an A.M. from Grove City College.  She then became a student in the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts* of Philadelphia where she was a pupil of Elliott Daingerfield, Robert Henri, William Sartain, and Mrs. Vance Phillips.  

McConkey came to teach at Olivet College, Olivet, Michigan in 1920 as the Art Director and left in 1922.  Her specialty was china painting* and she was also a pioneer in ceramics*.  

Biographical information courtesy of Olivet College Archives.

Submitted by Edward P. Bentley, Art Historian, Lansing, Michigan
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