John Steuart Curry

THE GALLERY SEEKS WORK BY JOHN STEUART CURRY

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BORN: November 14, 1897 in Dunavant, Kansas

DIED: Aug. 29, 1946 in Madison Wisconsin

John Steuart Curry recognized as the youngest member of the famed "Benton-Wood-Curry trio" of Regional Painters of the early 20th-century American Scene movement. 

The first born of five children, Curry said of his childhood: "I was raised on hard work and the shorter catechism---Up at four o'clock the year round, doing half a day's work before we rode to town on horseback to our lessons." 

From a young age, he was constantly drawing, an activity encouraged by his mother, who arranged art lessons for him from age 12.  She also gave him his first glimpse of the Old Master painters through reproductions of their work she had collected on her honeymoon. 

Not very studious, Curry quit the county high school in Winchester, Kansas and spent that summer as a railroad section-hand. His earnings provided him with enough money to buy a suit of clothes so that he could go

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John Steuart Curry