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Fern Knecht

 (1888 - 1979)
Fern Elizabeth Edie Knecht was active/lived in Arkansas, Missouri, Nebraska / Mexico.  Fern Knecht is known for building, portrait, village and city views and landscape painting.

Biography   Fern Knecht


Born Du Bois, NB, Dec. 8, 1888; died Georgetown, TX, Jan. 17, 1979. Painter, specialized in architecture, portraits, townscapes. Poet. Grew up in Lawrence; graduated from the University of Kansas, Lawrence in 1911; also studied at St. Louis School of Fine Arts from 1922-24. Studied with W. A. Griffith at University of Kansas, Lawrence and with Robert Henri at the Art Students League from 1915-17. Pupil of John Carlson and Charles Hawthorne, 1926-27. Married in 1917 to an engineering consultant and traveled widely in Mexico and South America. Lived in Little Rock, AR, Redwood City, CA, and Georgetown, TX.

SOURCES:
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
Sain, Lydia. Kansas Artists, compiled by Lydia Sain from 1932 to 1948. Typed Manuscript, 1948.; American Art Annual. New York: American Federation of Arts, 1898-194714/18/20/22/26; Dawdy 2: Dawdy, Doris Ostrander. Artists of the American West: A Biographical Dictionary. Volume 2. Chicago: Swallow Press, 1981.; Who’s Who in American Art. New York: American Federation of Arts, 1936- v.1=1936-37 v.3= 1941-42 v.2=1938-39 v.4=1940-47.1; Annual Exhibition of the Artists of Kansas City and Vicinity (Kansas City Art Institute, 1915-21) 1915, 1917, 1920-21; Midwestern Artists’ Exhibition (Kansas City: Kansas City Art Institute, 1920-1942 Mines, Cynthia. For the Sake of Art: The Story of an Art Movement in Kansas. s.l. Mines, 1979.) 1922-23; AskArt, www.askart.com, accessed Dec. 16, 2005; Kovinick, Phil and Marian Yoshiki-Kovinick. An Encyclopedia of Women Artists of the American West. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1998..

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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