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 Scribner (Polly Scribner) Ames  (1908 - 1993)



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Lived/Active: New York/Illinois      Known for: mod portrait painting, sculpture, teaching

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Biography from Covington Fine Arts Gallery, Inc.:
A painter, sculptor and teacher, Scribner Ames was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1908.  She received a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, and attended the school at the Art Institute of Chicago and was a scholar at the Chicago School of Sculpture.

In addition to studies in Switzerland and Germany, she also studied under Jose de Creeft and Hans Hofmann in New York City.  During her art career she held various art instruction positions at schools in New York City and Chicago.

She was a member of the Arts Club of Chicago, The Oriental Institute, Chicago Quadrangle Club, Chicago Archeological Institute and the Renaissance Society.

Ames held many solo exhibitions of her works in the United States and abroad including the Netherlands, West Indies, Paris and in Holland.  She also exhibited at the Salons of America, Society of Independent Artists and at the Closson Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Later in her career she turned to writing, with much of it based upon her experiences as an artist in Europe.

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A Chicago native, born in 1908, Scribner Ames was a sculptor and painter.  She recieved a PhD from the University of Chicago and studied at the Art Institute's School of Sculpture in Chicago.

Her exhibitions include the Cultural Center (Netherlands), West Indies 1947, Galerie Chardin (Paris) 1947, Circle Universite Aix en Provence 1950, and the Esher Surrey Gallery (Cincinnati).  Her awards include the Bronze Award for Young Satyr and Friend at the Illinois State Museum 1962.

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