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 A. A. Drummond  (1856 - )

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Lived/Active: Iowa/Kansas/Ohio      Known for: portrait painting

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Born in Ohio, A.A. Drummond was a self-taught portrait painter.  She began painting in Smith County, Kansas in a sod house, and then moved to Iowa where she lived for over 40 years and painted with home made house paint and brushes.  One of her subjects was General Drake for whom Drake University in Des Moines is named.


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Peter Hastings Falk, Editor, Who Was Who in American Art
Exhibition Record (Museums, Institutions and Awards):
Des Moines Public Library, 1932.

This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Born Ohio, 1856. Painter, specialized in portraits. Lived in Cedarville in the 1890s. Taught herself to paint while living in a sod house in Smith County. She made her brushes from a mule's tail and her daughter's hair. House paint was her medium. Moved to Iowa where she painted portraits of several prominent people probably from photographs or reproductions.
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Drake University

SOURCES:
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
Kansas State Gazetteer and Business Directory. Detroit: R.L. Polk & Co. (v.1= 1878-9 v.5= 1886 v.9= 1900) (v.2= 1880 v.6= 1888-89 v.10= 1904) (v.3= 1882-83 v.7= 1891 v.11= 1908) (v.4= 1884-85 v.8= 1894 v.12= 1912) 1891; 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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