Biografie von James Wilfrid KERR (1897-?)

Birth place: NYC

Addresses: Waldwick, NJ; Albuquerque, NM

Profession: Painter, etcher, lecturer, writer, graphic artist

Studied: Poppenhusen Inst., College Point, NY, 1914; NY Sch. Fine & Applied Art, 1920-23 ( dip.l-cert.); New Sch. Social Res., 1933-34; study with Howard Giles, Camilio Egas, Ecuador, Jacques Maroger, Louvre, Paris, France.

Exhibited: S. Indp. A., 1943; NAD, 1944-45; All. Artists Am., 1944, 1945; Am. Vet. Soc. Artists, 1944,-45; VMFA, 1946; Ridgewood AA, 1940-46; New Jersey Soc. P&S, 1945-46; Plainfield AA, 1946; Painting in the U.S., Carnegie Inst., Pittsburgh, PA, 1949; Art USA, Madison Square Garden, NYC, 1958; All. Artists Am. Ann., New York, 1961-63; Albuquerque Invitational, Mus. New Mexico, Santa Fe, 1961; 47th Ann. Nat. Art Exh., Mus. Art, Springville, UT, 1971; Grand Central Gals., NYC, 1970s. Awards: First Altman Prize, NAD, 1945; purchase prize, New Mexico State Fair, Albuquerque, 1963: silver medal, Am. Vet. Soc. Artists, New York, 1963.

Member: EAA; WAA; Ridgewood AA; New Jersey Soc. P&S; Salmagundi Club; All. Artists Am. (treas., 1952-55); Am. Vet. Soc. Artists (pres., 1958-60); Artists Equity Assn. (nat. treas., 1959-61); Mus. Albuquerque Assn. (pres. & mem. bd. trustees, 1967).

Work: Mus. City New York; Joslyn Art Mus., Omaha, NE; Masonic Home, Burlington, NJ; New Mexico State Fair Permanent Art Coll., Albuquerque; Florida Southern College FA Coll., Lakeland.

Comments: Preferred medium: oil. Positions: founder & owner, Fairbairn Publishers, New York, 1925-40; art dir., Harry Doehla Co., Fitchburg, MA, 1945-50. Teaching: NY Sch. Fine & Applied Art, summer 1921; Kerr Summer Sch. Art, Detroit, MI, summers, 1923-24; Syracuse Univ., summer 1932. Publications: contr., "Art Recovery," School Arts magazine, 1933; co-auth., Historic Design for Modern Use, 1938; auth., Modern Lettering, 1939.

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