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 Lumen Martin Winter  (1908 - 1982)

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Lived/Active: Ohio/New York/Kansas/Illinois      Known for: landscape, illustration, sculpture, mural

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Born Ellery, IL., Dec. 12, 1908; died New Rochelle, NY, 1982. Painter. Designer. Illustrator. Sculptor. Studied at Grand Rapids Junior College (MI), the Cleveland School of Art, the National Academy of Design, the Grand Central School of Art, and the Beaux-Art Institute of Design, NY. Painted the mural, “Threshing in Kansas,” for the Hutchinson Post Office in 1942.
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Many murals and mosaics including 231 St. Louis’s Wellston Post Office, Bank of Manhattan, University of Notre Dame, Sheraton Park Hotel in Washington DC.

MEMBERSHIPS:
Society of Illustrators; National Society of Mural Painters; Architectural League of NY; American Water Color Society; New Rochelle Art Association; Salmagundi Club.

SOURCES:
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
Sain, Lydia. Kansas Artists, compiled by Lydia Sain from 1932 to 1948. Typed Manuscript, 1948.; Wiebe, Joanna K. “Kansans Cared About their New Deal Art”, in Wichita Eagle Beacon, May 21, 1972. p.1E & 7E-----. “Local Legends Live in Art”, in Wichita Eagle Beacon, May 22, 1972. p.1A & 3A-----. “Age Enhances Fort Scott Mural”, in Wichita Eagle Beacon, May 23, 1972. p.1A & 8A-----. “Halstead Legend Perpetuated”, in Wichita Eagle Beacon, May 24, 1972. p.1A & 16A -----. “Scenics, Murals and Lithographs Included in Kansas New Deal Art”, in Wichita Eagle Beacon, May 25, 1972. p.15A.; 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) (Apr. 22, 1939); 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. 6, 7; Bruner, Ronald Irwin. New Deal Art Workers in Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska. Thesis. University of Denver, 1979.; AskArt, www.askart.com, accessed Dec. 23, 2005.
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.

Biography from Charleston Renaissance Gallery:
During the Great Depression, Lumen Winter took part in the Federal Arts Project set up by the Works Progress Administration, and he painted murals in public schools and post offices. He had been well trained having studied at the Cleveland School of Art, the National Academy of Design, the Grand Central School of Art, and the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design. He also had gone abroad to France and Italy.

Winter was a versatile artist working as a muralist, sculptor, painter, and also with mosaics. He served as vice-president of the National Society of Mural Painters and Architectural League and was president of the New Rochelle Artist Association. RS

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