(1891 - 1968)
John Wesley Hardrick was active/lived in Indiana. John Hardrick is known for portrait, landscape, floral and genre painting.
The following biography is from material developed for Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis, Indiana by Tom Davis:
John Wesley Hardrick (September 21,1891-October 18, 1968)
John Hardrick"s grandfather moved to Indianapolis around 1880 to escape the racism around his rural Kentucky farm. By 1888, John's father, Shepard Hardrick, had married Georgia Etta West and settled on South Prospect Street, where John was born in 1891.
John showed a natural talent in art very early on, drawing by the age of 6, doing watercolors at 8, and exhibiting some of his work at the age of 13 at a Negro Business League Convention here in town. One of his teachers at Harriet Beecher Stowe School was so impressed with his work that she showed i ... Displaying 750 of 5814 characters.