(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.
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
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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.