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 Carroll M. Bill  (1877 - 1967)

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Lived/Active: Pennsylvania/Kansas      Known for: landscape, sport genre, illustrator

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Covered Bridge at Saxton's River
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These Notes from AskART represent the beginning of a possible future biography for this artist. Please click here if you wish to help in its development:
Born Philadelphia, PA, Dec. 28, 1877; died East Weymouth, MA, Jan. 1968. Painter. Designer. Craftsman. Muralist. Architect. Writer. Studied at the Harvard Architectural school. Lived in Wichita. Authored articles in House Beautiful & Architectural Forum. Illustrated Tempest over Mexico (Boston: Little Brown, 1935)
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Murals in Elks Building, Boston; Noyes-Buick Building, Boston; St. James Church, New Bedford; Phillips-Exeter Academy; State Teachers College, Lowell, MA; John Herron Art Institute, Indianapolis; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge; Hispanic Society; University of Michigan; Boston Museum of Fine Arts; Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, ME

MEMBERSHIPS:
Boston Architectural Club; Boston Society of Architects; St. Boltolph Club; Boston Society of Watercolor Painters; New York Society of Watercolor Painters; New York Watercolor Club; Springfield Art League.

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Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
Topeka Cap & Topeka J (Topeka Capital, Topeka J (aka Topeka J) newspapers—usually reports of the Kansas Artists Exhibition 1st= Topeka Cap Nov. 11, 1925 9th= Topeka J Nov. 11, 1933 2nd= Topeka Cap Nov. 10, 1926 10th= Topeka J Nov. 10, 1934 3rd= Topeka J Nov. 19, 1927 11th= Topeka J Jan. 7, 1936 4th= Topeka J Nov. 3, 1928 12th= Topeka J Nov. 11 & 14, 1936 5th= Topeka J Nov. 2, 1929 14th= Topeka J Jan. 22, 1938 6th= Topeka J Oct. 18 & Nov. 1, 1930 15th= Topeka J Mar. 10, 1939 7th= Topeka J Oct. 24, 1931 16th= Topeka J Feb. 2 & 10, 1940 8th= Topeka J Oct. 22, 1932 17th= Topeka J Mar. 8 & 17, 1941) (Jan. 7, 1936); Fielding, Mantle. Mantle Fielding’s Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors and Engravers, with an Addendum containing Corrections and Additional Material on the Original Entries. Compiled by James F. Carr. New York: James F. Carr Publ., 1965.; American Art Annual. New York: American Federation of Arts, 1898-1947 26; Who’s Who in American Art. New York: American Federation of Arts, 1936- v.1=1936-37 v.3= 1941-42 v.2=1938-39 v.4=1940-47. 1, 6, 7; Family Search. Version 2.5.0. Salt Lake City: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2002. www.FamilySearch.org accessed July 13, 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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Carroll M. Bill (1877-1967)

Carroll Bill was born In Philadelphia PA and lived most of his life in the Boston area. He worked primarily in watercolors, traveling and painting extensively in Europe and also earned a living as an author and illustrator of articles for national magazines.

His wife, Sally Cross Bill, a student of Joseph DeCamp and Ross Turner at the Museum of Fine Arts School in Boston, also a well known artist, worked together with Carroll on murals, most notably in the St. James church in New Bedford MA, Logan Airport in Boston and on 3 steamships of the Bethlehem Ship Company.

He studied at Harvard University and was a member of the Guild of Boston Artists, the Copley Society, the American Watercolor Society and a past president of the Boston Society of Watercolor Painters.
He exhibited at the Boston Art Club, 1900; the Art Institute of Chicago, 1913, 1924-1930, 1936; the New York Watercolor Club, 1928 (prize); Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts, 1930; Baltimore Watercolor Club; the American Watercolor Society; Butler Art Institute; Boston Society of Watercolor Painters and the Guild of Boston Artists.

His work is represented in collections at the Hispanic Society of New York; John Herron Art Institute; the University of Michigan; Museum of Fine Arts; the Farnsworth Museum and M.I.T.

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