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Colista Dowling

 (1881 - 1968)
Colista Murray Dowling was active/lived in Oregon, Kansas.  Colista Dowling is known for landscape, illustrato, mural, portrait.

Colista Dowling

Biography from the Archives of askART

An illustrator of children's stories, Colista Dowling was born in Waverly, Kansas and settled in Portland, Oregon where she was a member of the Art Association and the Oregon Society of Artists.

Her book illustrations include "Trundle Tales", "Cougar Pass", and "The Oregon Girl", and she also had portraits in public buildings and murals in churches.

Source: Peter Falk, "Who Was Who in American Art"

Biography from the Archives of askART
Born Waverly, Oct. 31, 1877; died Portland, OR, Oct. 16, 1968. Painter, specialized in landscapes. Muralist. Illustrator. Lived in Oregon. Illustrated a number of books including The Diamond Spider and other Stories (1910), An Oregon Girl: a Tale of an American Girl in the New West (1914), Six Feet (1939), Peaceful Conquest: the Story of the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1955).

Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
Kovinick, Phil and Marian Yoshiki-Kovinick. An Encyclopedia of Women Artists of the American West. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1998.; AskArt,, accessed Jan. 15, 2006

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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About  Colista Dowling

Born:  1881 - Waverly, Kansas
Died:   1968 - Portland, OR, Oct. 16, 1968.
Known for:  landscape, illustrato, mural, portrait