John Henry Vanderpoel
(1857 - 1911)
John Henry Vanderpoel was active/lived in Illinois, Missouri. John Vanderpoel is known for landscape and figure painting, murals and teaching.
Photo courtesy of Vanderpoel Art Archives
Biography John Henry Vanderpoel
An artist known primarily for his mural decoration and easel painting,
John Vanderpoel was also an instructor at the Art Institute of Chicago
from 1880 to 1906. In 1909, he became Director of the People's
University in University City, Missouri, and in 1910, he was Department Head of Drawing and Painting at St. Louis University in Missouri. One year later at age 52, he died suddenly from a reported heart attack.
Reinforcing the assertion that
he was a very effective teacher are the words of one of his students,
Georgia O'Keeffe, who praised him as "one of the few real teachers I
have known." Among his more popular classes were the ones
conducted outdoors at St. Joseph, Michigan, and Dayville,
Illinois. He also taught c
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