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This is a photograph of George Stone, internationally known artist, working on a painting at his studio in Topeka, Kansas. He studied art in Paris at Académie Julian under Lefebvre, Bonnât, and Boulanger, from 1887 to 1891 and in New York City with Henry Mosler. Stone returned to Topeka with a number of paintings reflecting his classical training and Impressionist influences. He opened an art school with cartoonist-publisher Albert T. Reid, which later became Washburn University's art department. Stone's paintings of Kansas landscapes and farmers earned him the title of "The Millet of the Prairies," since his style was thought to be very similar to that of the French artist Jean-François Millet.

Date: Between 1919 and 1929

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Item Number: 222018
Call Number: B Stone, George M *2
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 222018

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