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Judson Tunison

 (1868 - 1937)
Judson Samuel Tunison was active/lived in Illinois, Michigan.  Judson Tunison is known for portrait painting, photography, teaching, art restorer.

Judson Tunison

Biography from the Archives of askART

Tunison, Judson Samuel   (1868-1937) 

Parents were John and Catherine Tunison.

Detroit City Directory,  1890-91. Works for CG Wynn as a retoucher.   
Marriage:  2 June, 1897  Detroit  Maude Helen Cornell. States occupation as photographer

1900 Census  Chicago  Business: Photo supply

1910 Census  Chicago Artist Own studio

1920 Census  Chicago  Artist Portraits

1930 Census  Chicago  Artist  Portraits

Born in Wyandotte, Michigan. Died Western Springs, Illinois.
Information from Census Records, City Directories.

Submitted by Edward P. Bentley, Art Researcher and Collector

Biography from the Archives of askART
The following is from an undated newspaper clipping submitted by Joanne Conti:

"Noted Chicago Artist to be buried tomorrow."
Funeral services will he held tomorrow 3:30 PM from All Saints Episcopal Church, Western Springs, for Judson S. Tunison, a well known artist who had done portraits of many Leading Chicagoans. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Mr. Judson, born in 1868 in Wyandotte, Mich. came to Chicago in 1895 and built a wide reputation as an Artist and Teacher.  He died suddenly in a railroad station in route to his office from his home at 4710 Central Ave. Western Springs. 

He is survived by two daughters, Margaret Bradford and Katherine Schwab.

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About  Judson Tunison

Born:  1868 - Wyandotte, Michigan
Died:   1937 - Western Springs, Illinois
Known for:  portrait painting, photography, teaching, art restorer