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 John Dirks  (1914 - 2008)

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Lived/Active: California/Wisconsin      Known for: Sculpture, craftsman

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John Dirks was born in Fond du Lac, WI on March 13, 1914.  Dirks settled in San Diego in 1921.  An avid model builder as a youth, he developed skills which later were useful in his sculpture and crafts work.  After graduating from San Diego College, he taught crafts in San Diego high schools, and in 1960 obtained a master's degree from Claremont Graduate School.  He lived in La Mesa, CA until his death on Dec. 25, 2008. 

Member:  San Diego Art Guild. 

In:  San Diego Historical Society; Vista Regional Center (11-ft. teakwood Tree of Justice).
Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Interview with the artist or his family; Social Security Death Index (1940-2002).
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