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Marie Blanke

Marie Blanke

1879 - 1961

Marie Else Blanke was born in Chicago in 1879. Known for her still-lifes, landscapes and graphics, Blanke was a prominent Chicago artist in the first half of the 20th century. Blanke, a student at the Art Institute of Chicago, studied with artist and illustrator Frederick Richardson before going abroad to London, Munich and Worpswede. Blanke taught design classes at the Lewis Institue, and in 1915, she helped found the Cordon Club for promoting the arts in Chicago, of which she later became president. Blanke won the Art Institute's Rosenwald Prize in 1920 and the Butler Prize in 1922. She was a member of several art associations across the Midwest, and she served as the director of the Municipal Art League and the secretary of the Chicago Society of Artists. Blanke died in 1961 on a painting trip to Vermont. Her work can be found in locations such as the State Museum in Springfield.


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