ILLINOIS ARTISTS

IHAP has compiled histories of over 1,500 artists who meet the following criteria:·BORN before January 1900.·LIVED at least half their career in Illinois or closely attached to the state. Painters primarily, not sculptors or printmakers. IHAP makes no distinction about the style of an artist’s oeuvre; whether they were modernists, impressionists, genre painters, still-life artists, scenic artists, naïve painters, & c.

Artist Name                                         Birth          Death

John W. Abbott

 

 

1898

February 17, 1975 Peoria, IL

Christian Abrahamsen

 

 

1887

January 24, 1983 Madison, WI

James Ackermann

 

 

Unknown

After 1860 Peoria, IL?

David Livingstone Adam

 

 

1898

June 20, 1924 Chicago

Wilbur G. Adam

 

 

1898

March 23, 1973 Cincinnati OH

Elizabeth Livingston Adams

 

 

Unknown

After 1914 Chicago?

Amy Adams

 

 

1886

After 1915 Lake Forest, IL?

Jean Crawford Adams

 

 

Unknown

November 1972 Oak Park, IL

Helen W. Affeld

 

 

Unknown

1918 Chicago

Gerda Maria Ahlm

 

 

1869

August 26, 1956 Chicago

Ivan LeLoranne Albright

 

 

1897

November 18, 1983 Woodstock, VT

Adam Emory Albright

 

 

1862

September 13, 1957 Warrenville, IL

Malvin Marr Albright

 

 

1897

September 1983 Ft. Lauderdale,  FL

George Ames Aldrich

 

 

1872

March 7, 1941 Chicago

Johanna S. Alexander

 

 

1894

After 1920 Chicago?

Margo Rafferty Alexander

 

 

Unknown

May 1965 Los Angeles?

Jospeh Aliot

 

 

Unknown

After 1897 Chicago?

Sol Allen

 

 

1874

?

Joseph Allworthy

 

 

1892

August 17, 1991 Chicago

Hattie A. Allyn

 

 

Unknown

Unknown

Peter Magnus Almini

 

 

1825

October 16, 1890 Chicago

Lillian Alt

 

 

Unknown

After 1955~ Chesterton, IN?

Norman Andersen

 

 

1894

August 1968 Chicago

Carl  J. Anderson

 

 

Unknown

After 1900 Chicago?

Anne P. Anderson

 

 

Unknown

After 1940 Chicago?

Alma Josephine Anderson

 

 

1896

After 1962 Carmel, CA?

Herbert Rich Anderson

 

 

1884

Februay 6, 1947 Altadena, CA

Axel A. Andreen

 

 

Unknown

After 1904 Chicago?

Alice Cornelia Andrew

 

 

1881

September 5, 1971 Ogle County, IL

Anthony Angarola

 

 

1893

August 15, 1929 Chicago

Boris Anisfeld

 

 

1879

December 4, 1973 Waterford, CT

Donald Lee Ansley

 

 

1891

March 1973 Los Angeles, CA

John Raymond Appel

 

 

1898

September 7, 1924 Chicago

Emil Armin

 

 

1883

July 2, 1971 Chicago

Louise Van Voorhis Armstrong

 

 

Unknown

After 1922 Chicago, Manistee, MI?

Axel Arnold

 

 

1884

After 1909 Chicago?

Frederick Lathrop Arnold

 

 

1871

June 6, 1910 Chicago

Harold W. Arnold

 

 

1875

May 27, 1946 Buffalo, NY

Margaret Artingstall

 

 

1883

February 18, 1951 Chicago

Simeon Ast

 

 

Unknown

After 1920 Chicago?

H. J. Atkins

 

 

Unknown

After 1906 Aurora, IL?

Lily C. Atkinson

 

 

Unknown

August 28, 1899 Chicago

Carol Aus

 

 

1865

May 19, 1934 Chicago

Max F. Autenrieb

 

 

1891

February 16, 1987 Edwardsville, IL

Sam H. Avery

 

 

1885

After 1971 Chicago?

Augusta S. Ayres

 

 

Unknown

After 1896 Chicago?

Richard Fayerweather Babcock

 

 

1887

February 22, 1954 Evanston, IL

Edith Jane Bacon

 

 

1879

June 17, 1970 Evanston, IL

Christian Ucherman Bagge

 

 

1880

August 7, 1932 Chicago

Salcia Bahnc

 

 

1898

After 1959 Chicago?

LaForce Bailey

 

 

1893

January 15, 1962 Urbana, IL

William Baptiste Baird

 

 

1888

After 1898 Paris/Chicago?

Ruth Llewellyn Baird

 

 

Unknown

After 1940 Winnetka?

Frances Louise Baker

 

 

1882

After 1908 Lake Forest, IL?

Margaret S. Baker

 

 

1871

After 1920 Monrovia, CA?

Raymond A. Baker

 

 

1871

After 1940

Martha Susan Baker

 

 

1887

December 21, 1911 Chicago

George Oscar Baker

 

 

Unknown

May 4, 1948 Winter Park, FL

Ethel N. Barker

 

 

Unknown

After 1916 Chicago?

Viola Hodgson Barloga

 

 

1890

March 28, 1957 Rockford, IL

Myrtle Townsend Barnitz

 

 

1864

April 20, 1946 Glenview, IL

Henry Wilson Barnitz

 

 

1865

December 16, 1916 Glenview, IL

Lillian M. Bartels

 

 

Unknown

After 1899 Chicago/Paris?

Frederic Clay Bartlett

 

 

1873

June 25, 1953 Beverly, MA

Ernest Basebe

 

 

Unknown

After 1917 Chicago?

Frances Christine Bassett

 

 

1880

After 1905 Chicago?

Julius H. Baumer

 

 

1848

May 12, 1917 Chicago

Peter Baumgras

 

 

1827

October 18, 1903 Chicago

Metalois Amaliem Baur

 

 

1882

August 17, 1937 Chicago

Martha A. Beck

 

 

1874

After 1913 Elgin

H. K. Beck

 

 

Unknown

After 1913 Elgin?

Benjamin J. Beck

 

 

Unknown

June 25, 1950 Chicago

Amariah Dwight Beecher

 

 

1834

October 29, 1896 Chicago

Frances Mae Beem

 

 

Unknown

After 1956 Chicago?

Richard Beenfliet

 

 

Unknown

After 1912 Chicago?

Alexander Richard Beers

 

 

1882

After 1924 Chicago?

Betty Zimmerman Beeson

 

 

1897

After 1933 Chicago/Silver Lake, WI?

Helene Warder Beggs

 

 

1882

October 1970 Santa Barbara, CA

Joseph Behensky

 

 

1875

1945 Cicero

Ernest Theodore Behr

 

 

1862

March 10, 1922 Chicago

David Bekker

 

 

1897

January 23, 1956 Chicago

Helen Hudson Below

 

 

1887

After 1968 Oak Park?

Roffe Beman

 

 

1891

July 23, 1940 Chicago

Enella Benedict

 

 

1858

April 6, 1942 Richmond, VA

Martha S. Bensley

 

 

Unknown

After 1913 Chicago?

Tressa Pond Benson

 

 

1896

January 1987 Lanark Village, FL

Julia Matilde Berger

 

 

1878

July 13, 1905 Chicago

Amanda Emma Berglund

 

 

1879

May 5, 1965 Chicago

Tullea Brigetta Bergstrom

 

 

1885

January 29, 1967 Chicago

James W. Berry

 

 

1805

January 7, 1877 Decatur, IL

Bertram Besebe

 

 

Unknown

After 1920 Chicago?

Willard Sewell Best

 

 

1872

September 21, 1946 Chicago

Harold Harington Betts

 

 

1883

After 1930

Theon Betts

 

 

1897

December 1, 1976 Chicago

Edwin Daniel Betts

 

 

1879

February 1915 Chicago

Edwin Daniel Betts

 

 

1847

January 31, 1915 Chicago

Emilie Beutlich

 

 

Unknown

1965 Chicago

Anton B. Beutlich

 

 

1866

December 16, 1929 Chicago

George Emile Bielenberg

 

 

1879

November 1972 Big Rock, IA

Benedetto B. Bieletto

 

 

Unknown

After 1915 Chicago?

Charles Biesel

 

 

1893

August 5, 1945 Chicago, IL

Fred Biesel

 

 

1865

October 10, 1954 Furnessville, IN

Alma Seymour Bigelow

 

 

1868

December 24, 1975 Zion, IL

Daniel Folger Bigelow

 

 

1823

July 14, 1910 Chicago

Charles Bowen Bigelow

 

 

1859

October 19, 1924 Rockton, IL

Folger Allen Bigelow

 

 

1884

September 16, 1891 Chicago

Angelo Konstantine Bilder

 

 

1898

September 1996 still living, Dekalb, IL

Emil Biorn

 

 

1864

July 30, 1935 Chicago

Joseph Pierre Birren

 

 

1864

August 4, 1933 Milwaukee, WI

Kathleen Blackshear

 

 

1897

October 14, 1988 Navasota, TX

Harriet Blackstone

 

 

1864

March 16, 1939 New York, NY

Merle Arlow Blackwood

 

 

1898

Still Active October 1996

Charles George Blake

 

 

1866

After 1940 St. Petersburg, FL?

Helen Blanchard

 

 

Unknown

After 1947 Chicago?

Marie Elsa Blanke

 

 

1879

September 2, 1961 VT

Ruth M. Blankmeyer

 

 

1895

March 1979 Sylvania, OH

Carlotta Blaurock

 

 

1866

After 1904 Chicago?

Benjamin Blessum

 

 

1877

October 4, 1954 Lake Villa, IL

Lars Axel Blombergson

 

 

1841

1879 November 18, Moline, IL

Elsie P. Bloom

 

 

1899

April 25, 1974 Lake Villa, IL

Mary L. Bockius

 

 

Unknown

After 1924 Wilmette?

Mark Robinson Bodell

 

 

1891

December 2, 1950 Glen Ellyn, IL

Arne Bodholdt

 

 

1892

April 11, 1966 Evanston, IL

J. Clarence Bodine

 

 

Unknown

After 1919 Chicago?

Theodore A. Boecker

 

 

Unknown

After 1916 Oak Park?

Carl A. Bohnen

 

 

1871

December 31, 1951 Wilmette, IL

Joseph Bolegard

 

 

1889

After 1930 Chicago, New York City?

Francis Nicholson Bond

 

 

1890

After 1928 Chicago

Kate Lee Bond

 

 

Unknown

January 1976 Thousand Oaks, CA

Hans Borgersen

 

 

1877

After 1905 Chicago?

John William Borgeson

 

 

1879

July 13, 1963 San Rafael, CA

Emma C. Borms

 

 

1867

November 30, 1951 Elmhurst, IL

Neal Bose

 

 

1894

After 1930 Evanston?

Winifred Bosworth-Downes

 

 

1885

After 1927 Elgin?

Ethel D'Arcy Boulton

 

 

Unknown

After 1895 Highland Park, IL?

Dora Josephine Bourscheid

 

 

1854

November 2, 1933 Peoria, IL

Charles Edward Boutwood

 

 

Unknown

After 1933 Chicago?

Helen L. Bowman

 

 

1892

1931 Tremont, IN

Frances Thorp Bowman

 

 

1851

October 22, 1972 Evanston, IL

Marie Boyd

 

 

1896

After 1908 Paris/Chicago?

Helen Louise Boyd

 

 

Unknown

July 11, 1967 Santa Fe, NM

Charles Earl Bradbury

 

 

1888

September 17, 1967 Los Angeles, CA

Florence Augustine Bradley

 

 

1853

After 1904 Chicago?

Gustave Adolph Brand

 

 

1863

May 27, 1944 Chicago

Karl C. Brandner

 

 

1898

October 26, 1961 Berwyn, IL

Henry A. Brandt

 

 

1862

After 1933 Chicago?

Grace J. Brantingham

 

 

Unknown

After 1905 Rockford?

Lorene Bredeweg

 

 

1899

February 12, 1980 Quincy, IL

Theodosia Warner Breed

 

 

1895

1985 Freeport, IL

Arno Bretsnyder

 

 

1885

July 26, 1969 Chicago

J. Ernest Brierly

 

 

Unknown

After 1940 Chicago?

Frank Clark Bromley

 

 

1859

May 16, 1890 Toledo, OH

Rudolph Bronesky

 

 

1890

After 1940 Chicago?

Stephen G. Bronesky

 

 

Unknown

After 1940 Chicago?

Nell Danely Brooker

 

 

1875

After 1909 Urbana, IL?

Frances Mary Brooks

 

 

1845

December 22, 1922 Chicago

Alden Finney Brooks

 

 

1840

June 13, 1932 Winnetka, IL

Louise Norton Brown

 

 

1824

After 1905?

Abigail Keyes Brown

 

 

1890

After 1940 Rockford?

Ethel I. Brown

 

 

1842

After 1963 Chesterton, IN

Elmore J. Brown

 

 

1899

April 1968 Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Robert E. Brown

 

 

1891

December 12, 1923 Chicago

Paul Brown

 

 

1869

July 30, 1893 Chicago

Charles McCarty Brown  

 

 

Unknown

March 17, 1897 Aurora, IL

 

 

 

 

 

Charles Francis Browne

 

 

1859

March 29, 1920 Waltham, MA

Harriet Brownell

 

 

Unknown

After 1896 Barry, IL?

Hugo Brunquist

 

 

1885

After 1925 Chicago?

Jennie Byrd Bryan

 

 

1857

1919

Julian Edwards Bryant

 

 

1836

May 14, 1865 Texas

Carl F. Bryhn

 

 

Unknown

After 1924 Chicago?

Helen C. Buch

 

 

Unknown

After 1910 Chicago?

Anthony Buchta

 

 

1896

December 20, 1967 Nashville, IN

Lawrence Buck

 

 

1865

August 17, 1929 Ravinia, IL

Claude Buck

 

 

1890

August 4, 1974 Santa Barbara, CA

Jeannette Buckley

 

 

Unknown

September 19, 1945 Monrovia, CA

Mary Guion Buehr

 

 

1871

July 14, 1962 Orwell, VT

Karl Albert Buehr

 

 

1866

September 22, 1952 Chicago

Milada L. Bulena

 

 

Unknown

After 1925 Chicago?

Katherine M. Bulliet

 

 

1880

May 21, 1946 Chicago

John Arnold Bunch

 

 

1860

July 14, 1938 Peoria, IL

Elbridge Ayer Burbank

 

 

1858

March 21, 1949 San Francisco, CA

Copeland Charles Burg

 

 

1895

October 21, 1961 Chicago

Ida Josephine Burgess

 

 

1858

1934 New York, NY

J. J. Burghoffer

 

 

Unknown

September 10, 1907 Chicago?

Louis A. Burk

 

 

1845

May 24, 1914 Bloomington, IL

Almira Sarah Burnham

 

 

1840

December 6, 1932 Bloomington, IL

Anita Willets Burnham

 

 

1880

July 7, 1958 Winnetka, IL

Edward Everett Burr

 

 

1895

After 1953 Urbana ?

Walter Wilcox Burridge

 

 

1857

June 25, 1913 Albuquerque, NM

Alice Louise Burton

 

 

Unknown

After 1899 Chicago?

John A. Bush Jr.

 

 

1829

1915 Peoria

Adelyn Barnes Bushnell

 

 

1876

After 1917 Chicago?

Lena H. Butler

 

 

Unknown

After 1893 Chicago?

Herbert E. Butler

 

 

1860

After 1915 Paris?

Edward Burgess Butler

 

 

1853

February 20, 1928 Pasadena, CA

Samuel Byer

 

 

1882

February 9, 1966 Oak Forest, IL

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