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 Clyde Garfield Ellis  (1879 - 1970)

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Lived/Active: California/Kansas      Known for: painting, crafts, art education

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Born in Humboldt, KS on Dec. 25, 1879. Ellis studied at USC under Wm L. Judson, and with Wm M. Chase. He was on the staff at the College of Fine Arts at USC until 1913. He taught for 12 years at Kern County High School in Bakersfield and after 1925 taught arts and crafts in the public schools of Los Angeles. Ellis died there on Sept. 6, 1970. Member: Pacific AA; Calif. Art Club; Painters & Sculptors of LA. Exh: Oklahoma State Fair, 1921 (1st prize); Artland Club (LA), 1928; Verdugo Savings & Loan, 1957. In: Park Central Hotel (NYC); St James Church (Fordham, NY).
Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
American Art Annual 1925-33; Who's Who in American Art 1936-41; Southern California Artists (Nancy Moure).
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Born Humboldt, , Dec 25, 1879; died Los Angeles, CA, Sept 6, 1970. Painter. Craftsman. Pupil of Judson, William Merritt Chase at the University of California.
1st prize Oklahoma State Fair, 1921; Huntington Prize, LA Museum, 1924.

Park Central Hotel, NY City; St. James Protestant Episcopal Church, Fordham, NY.

Pacific Art Association; Painters & Sculptors of Southern California.

Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
Dawdy 2: Dawdy, Doris Ostrander. Artists of the American West: A Biographical Dictionary. Volume 2. Chicago: Swallow Press, 1981.; 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
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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