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 Virginia Frances Sterrett  (1900 - 1931)

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Lived/Active: California/Kansas/Illinois      Known for: Illustrator, teacher

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Born in Chicago, IL in 1901. Sterrett studied briefly at the AIC before moving to southern California in 1923. After settling in Altadena, she soon was active in the local art scene and illustrated several books for Penn Publishing Company before her death of tuberculosis on June 8, 1931. Exh: Little Gallery (Monrovia), 1929; LA Co. Fair, 1929; Painters & Sculptors of LA, 1929; Calif. State Fair, 1930.
Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Southern California Artists (Nancy Moure); American Art Annual 1931; Death record; Los Angeles Times, 10-7-1928 & 6-21-1931 (obituary).
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Died Los Angeles, 1931. Painter. Illustrator. Pupil of George Stone in Topeka. Illustrator of Nathan Hawthorne's: Tanglewood Tales (Philadelphia: Philadelphia Public Co., 1921) and Sophie Ségur's Old French Fairy Tales (Philadelphia: Philadelphia Public Co., 1920).
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
American Art Annual. New York: American Federation of Arts, 1898-194727; Sain, Lydia. Kansas Artists, compiled by Lydia Sain from 1932 to 1948. Typed Manuscript, 1948.; Reinbach, Edna, comp. “Kansas Art and Artists”, in Collections of the Kansas State Historical Society. v. 17, 1928. p. 571-585.; Newlin, Gertrude Dix (Development of Art in Kansas. Typed Manuscript, 1951)
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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