Muncie art school

DEFINITION

A school of art instruction that operated for two years in Muncie, Indiana. It opened in 1889 and closed in the spring of 1891. William Forsyth (1854-1935) and J. Ottis Adams (1851-1927) were the primary instructors. "Despite appealing to the more affluent members of Muncie society, especially the women, the school was not a place of idle pasttimes. Its thrity-five pupils worked diligently, and when the Muncie Art School was closed late in spring 1891, the more serious among them sought additional training." (85). Among the students were Winifred Brady who married her teacher, J. Ottis Adams and became a well-known still life painter. Source: Judith Vale Newton and Carole Ann Weiss, "Skirting the Issue"

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