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 Arthur Sinclair Covey  (1877 - 1960)

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Lived/Active: Illinois/Kansas      Known for: genre, mural, landscape, etcher

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Born Leroy, IL, June 13, 1877; died Torrington, CT., 1960. Mural painter. Etcher. Lithographer. Raised in El Dorado. Studied at Southwestern College, Winfield; Art Institute of Chicago with John H. Vanderpoel, 1899-1903; Paris; Royal Academy of Art; Munich with Karl Marr, 1904; London, assistant to Frank Brangwyn, 1905-08. Studied with Frank Duveneck and Garie Melchers, 1904. First professional work was drawing American subjects for the Indianapolis newspaper, News, and the Cleveland Press. Instructed in London School of Art. Lived at 5 Bank St. in New York in 1917. Became the Director of the Department of Mural Decoration under the National Academy of Design in 1932.
First, second and third Shaw Prizes, Salmagundi Club, 1910, -11, -12; bronze medal for etching of Panama-Pacific Exposition, San Francisco 1915; medal for decorative painting, New York Arch League, 1925.

Library of Congress; murals in Post Office Buildings in Bridgeport and Torrington, CT; “Spirit of the Prairies,” and three panels in Wichita City Library, commissioned by Mrs. R. P. Murdock; murals in San Francisco and Toledo, OH; assisted Robert Reid on 8 mural panels for Fine Arts Building, Panama-Pacific Exposition, 1915; murals for Lord & Taylor’s Department Store, NY; large frieze for Filenes’s Department Store, Boston, MA; murals for the building Kohler, WI; décor of two wards for Orthopedic Hospital in Orange, NJ; ceiling of Squibb Building, NY; war memorial panels; studies for Worcester Auditorium.

Painter-Gravers of America; New York Society of 53 Etchers; Chicago Society of Etchers; Salmagundi Club; National Society of Mural Painters, NY; Arch League of New York; Century Association; National Academy of Design (Association 1929, Full 1934).

Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
American Art Annual. New York: American Federation of Arts, 1898-194727; Reinbach, Edna, comp. “Kansas Art and Artists”, in Collections of the Kansas State Historical Society. v. 17, 1928. p. 571-585.; Sain, Lydia. Kansas Artists, compiled by Lydia Sain from 1932 to 1948. Typed Manuscript, 1948.; 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, 2, 3, 4; Newlin, Gertrude Dix (Development of Art in Kansas. Typed Manuscript, 1951); American Art Annual. New York: American Federation of Arts, 1898-1947 12; Art in Federal Buildings: an illustrated record of the Treasury Department’s New Program in Painting and Sculpture. Volume 1: Mural Design, 1934-36. Washington, DC: Art in Federal Buildings Inc., 1936; American Art Annual. New York: American Federation of Arts, 1898-194714, 18, 20, 22, 24, 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, 7; Field; Independent (Mar. 3 1928); Literary Digest (Nov. 26 1927); Woman’s Home Companion (May 1916); Clark, Eliot. History of the National Academy of Design, 1825-1953. New York: Columbia University Press, 1954.; AskArt,, accessed Sept. 2, 2005; Family Search. Version 2.5.0. Salt Lake City: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2002. accessed July 14, 2006; Dawdy 3: Dawdy, Doris Ostrander. Artists of the American West: A Biographical Dictionary. Volume 3. Chicago: Swallow Press, 1985..
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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