(1887 - 1976)
John Wenger was active/lived in New York / Russian Federation. John Wenger is known for cityscape (New York scenes), still live, portrait, theatrical paintings, stage set design.
Biography John Wenger
The following biography is submitted by Bob Blumenthal, nephew of the artist:
John Wenger was born on June 16, 1887 in Elizabethgrad, Russia. Wenger was born an artist, and at the age of three was painting (playing) with brushes and paint while his father, a local artist who painted scenery for the traveling theater, worked on drop scenes. His mother disapproved of this and tried to keep her son from playing with these "toys."
When John Wenger was several years older, he attended Gihnazia, which is equivalent to high school but on a college level. Throughout his education Wenger excelled in visual arts. The staff at the Gihnazia school encouraged him to apply to the Imperial Art Academy of Odessa for a scholarship. At the age
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