Criss, Francis, 1901-1973

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1901
Death 1973
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

Francis Hyman Criss (b.1901, London, England-d. 1973), American painter.

From the description of Criss, Francis, 1901-1973 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10599283

Painter and teacher; New York, N.Y.; b. 1901; d. 1973

Criss studied at the Graphic Sketch Club, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Barnes Foundation, the Art Students League in New York, and, later, with private instruction under Jan Matulka. Criss received the Cresson scholarship from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1920, which allowed him to further his studies in Europe. In 1934, he received a Guggenheim Fellowship to study in Italy. Criss was involved with the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and the American Artists' Congress, which he helped to organize in 1936. He was also a charter member of the "American Group" with artists that included Philip Evergood, Julian Levy, Jack Levine, William Gropper, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, the Soyers, Chaim Gross, and Abraham Rattner. Criss taught painting privately and at the Knox-Albright Museum, Brooklyn Museum Art School, The Art Students League, the New School, and the School of Visual Arts.

From the description of Francis Criss papers, 1916-1975 (bulk 1940-1969). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81919247

Painter and teacher; New York, N.Y.; b. 1901; d. 1973

Criss studied at the Graphic Sketch Club, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Barnes Foundation, the Art Students League in New York, and, later, with private instruction under Jan Matulka. Criss received the Cresson scholarship from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1920, which allowed him to further his studies in Europe. In 1934, he received a Guggenheim Fellowship to study in Italy. Criss was involved with the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and the American Artists' Congress, which he helped to organize in 1936. He was also a charter member of the "American Group" with artists that included Philip Evergood, Julian Levy, Jack Levine, William Gropper, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, the Soyers, Chaim Gross, and Abraham Rattner. Criss taught painting privately and at the Knox-Albright Museum, Brooklyn Museum Art School, The Art Students League, the New School, and the School of Visual Arts.

From the description of Francis Criss papers, 1916-1975 (bulk 1940-1969). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 710018465

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Subjects:

  • Commercial art--1940-1950
  • Art--Technique
  • Painters
  • Art--Study and teaching
  • Art--American (?)--Reproductions
  • Modernism (Art)
  • Art, American

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  • New York (State)--New York (as recorded)
  • New York (State)--New York (as recorded)