Biografie von Elmer Johnson PORTER (1907-1996)

Birth place: Richmond, IN

Addresses: Cincinnati, OH; Terre Haute, IN

Profession: Painter, educator, designer

Studied: AIC, 1926-29 (B.A.E.); Ohio State Univ. (M.A.); Earlham Col.; Univ. Cincinnati; Univ. Colorado; Butler Univ.; San Carlos Univ., Guatemala.

Exhibited: Iowa Artists Exhibit, Mt. Vernon, 1938; Indianapolis AA, 1929 (applied arts prize); Hoosier Salon, 1939 (Bonsib. purchase prize); 1940 (prize); Columbus Art League, 1938 (watercolor award).; Richmond, IN., 1929 (prize); Cincinnati; Indiana Exh., Herron AI, 1929 (prize); NYC

Member: Cincinnati Crafters; Western AA; Am. Soc. Bookplate Collectors & Des.; Art Educ. Assn. Indiana (pres., 1952-1953, secr.-treas., 1954-67); Kappa Pi (int. secr., 1970-); Nat. Art Educ. Assn.; Am. Soc. Bookplate Collectors & Designers; Pen & Brush Cl.

Work: Richmond (IN) H.S. Collection; murals, Shrine Temple dining-room, Cedar Rapids, IA

Comments: Preferred media: watercolors. Publications: auth., "Bookplates of Ernest Haskel," Bookplate Ann. (1951). Teaching: instr. art, McKinley High School, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1930-37; instr., Hughes H.S., Cincinnati, 1938-46; prof. art, Indiana State Univ., Terre Haute, 1946-.

Sources: WW73; WW47; Ness & Orwig, Iowa Artists of the First Hundred Years, 168.

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