John Winters

American, 1904 - 1983

Courtyard, 1934
Oil on canvas, in original frame
30 1/4 x 24 1/4 inches (framed 36 x 30 inches)

Signed and dated lower left; signed and dated on reverse


Exhibited: "Thirty-Ninth Annual Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity," Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, January 31 - March 10, 1935, # 220.


John Winters was born in Omaha, NE in 1904. He attended Creighton University in Omaha, NE and the Art Institute of Chicago. Winters was an administrator with the WPA Illinois Art Project and painted post office murals in the Lincoln, New Salem & Petersburg, IL post offices. He was a newspaper photographer and also taught at the Layton School in Milwaukee, WI and Kansas State University, and in 1948 became the chief artist and designer for the display department of the famed John Wanamaker Department Store in Philadelphia. He exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Corcoran Gallery, Washington D.C. and the Denver Art Museum. Winters died in Springfield, PA in 1983.

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