FRY  (FAMOUS), ROWENA - Hot Spring County, Arkansas | ROWENA FRY  (FAMOUS) - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

Rowena FRY (FAMOUS)

Oak Ridge Cemetery
Hot Spring County,
Arkansas

Oct 27, 1900 - Nov 2, 1990
Artist, Beloved Friend
Nashville, TN & Chicago

Rowena Fry arrived in Chicago in the late 1920s and there had a career as a painter and screen printer. She had studied art at the Watkins Institute in Nashville, Tennessee, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Ropp School of Art.

She described her paintings as "American Naive" and depicted numerous genre neighborhood scenes of people of the city's Near North Side. Her style and subject matter, which contrasted with social realistic views of industry and frustration.


Rowena Fry
Birth Date:
10/22/1892
Birth Place:
Athens, AL
Death Date:
11/02/1990
Death Place:
Nashville, KY
Residences/Studios:
Studio, 218 E Huron, Chicago, 1940
Active In:
Chicago
Medium:
Graphic Art
Illustration
Mural
Painting
Printmaking
Subject:
American Scene
City Genre
City Scenes/Cityscape
Everyday life
Exhibitions:
Annual Exhibition of Works by Chicago and Vicinity Artists, AIC, 1938-44 (7 times)
International Water Color Exhibition, AIC, 1934
Room of Chicago Art, AIC, 1944
Chicago Society of Artists Exhibitions
University Club of Chicago
Room of Chicago Art: watercolors by Rowena Fry and Ethel Spears, 1944
New Woman in Chicago, 1910-45: Paintings from Illinois Collections, Rockford (IL) College and Illinois State Museum, 1993-94
After the Great Crash: New Deal Art in Illinois, Illinois State Museum, Springfield (IL), 1983
Collections:
Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL
Abbott Laboratories
Training:
Watkins Institute, Nashville, TN
SAIC
Hubert Ropp School of Art, Chicago
Other Occupations:
WPA Fine Art Project painter, 1938-39
Taught art classes in her studio
Taught art classes at Great Lakes Naval Station, 1942-46.

Contributed on 12/27/10 by ashaw444
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Submitted: 12/27/10 • Approved: 12/28/10 • Last Updated: 11/3/12 • R434904-G0-S3

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