Biografie von Susan Ricker KNOX (1874-1959)

Birth place: Portsmouth, NH

Addresses: NYC/Ogunquit, ME

Profession: Painter

Studied: Drexel Inst., Philadelphia; CUA Sch; & with Howard Pyle, Douglas Volk, Clifford Grayson, and in Europe.

Exhibited: AIC, 1911; Soc. of Indep. Artists, 1917; PAFA; Salons of Am., 1925; CGA, 1929 ; San Diego FA Soc., 1929 (solo); St. Louis, MO, 1929 (prize); Ogunquit AA, 1931 (prize), 1946 (prize); Currier Gal., 1932; Mus. Northern Arizona, 1932 (prize), 1935 (prize); State Mus., Springfield, IL; Kansas City AI, 1933; FA Gal., Phoenix, AZ, 1934; Brooks Mem. Art Gal., 1933, 1943; Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico, 1934; North Shore AA, 1935 (prize); Allied Artists Am., 1938, 1940; Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico, DF, 1943; Am. Mus. Natural Hist.; WFNY 1939, 1943; Layton Art Gal.; Columbus Gal. FA; Fitchburg Art Center; Mus. City of New York, 1953, etc. Many other solo exhib. in colleges and universities.

Member: NAWA, 1918; AAPL; Chicago Galleries Assn.; Pen & Brush Club; North Shore AA; Ogunquit AA; New Hampshire AA.

Work: Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa; Wesleyan College, Macon, GA; Brooks Mem. Art Gal.; Kansas City Board of Trade; Univ. of the South; Home for Children, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Morris H.S., New York, NY; England and Mexico.

Comments: Specialty: children, including many Mexican and Indian mothers and children. She traveled to many areas of the U.S. and Mexico to paint, and created a series on European immigrants at Ellis Island, which was exhibited in the U.S. Capitol during the debate on the immigration bill. Marlor gives year of death as 1959 (Concord, NH).

Sources: WW59; WW47; Peggy and Harold Samuels, 270; Art by American Women: ...the Collection of L.and A. Sellars, 100; Marlor, Salons of Am.

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