Criss, Francis, 1901-1973

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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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creatorOf Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Original Artwork for World War II Posters. 1942 - 1945. [Picture of a window with a quot;This is A V Homequot; sign display] [Francis Criss]
referencedIn Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953. Francis Criss [graphic]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Newman, Arnold, 1918-2006. Arnold Newman photographs of artists, ca. 1940-1960. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Criss, Francis. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Criss, Francis, 1901-1973. Francis Criss papers, 1916-1975 (bulk 1940-1969). Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf CRISS, FRANCIS. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
creatorOf Criss, Francis, 1901-1973. Francis Criss papers, 1916-1975 (bulk 1940-1969). Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Criss, Francis, 1901-1973. Francis Criss : artist file : study photographs and reproductions of works of art with accompanying documentation 1930?-1990 [graphic] [compiled by staff of The Museum of Modern Art, New York]. Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection
referencedIn Newman, Arnold, 1918-2006. Arnold Newman photographs of artists, ca. 1940-1960. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Yaddo records, 1870-1980 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Smith, Jacob Getlar, 1898-1958. Jacob Getlar Smith papers, 1919-1966. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
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associatedWith Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953. person
associatedWith Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Newman, Arnold, 1918-2006. person
associatedWith New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Smith, Jacob Getlar, 1898-1958. person
associatedWith United States. Works Progress Administration. corporateBody
associatedWith Yaddo (Artist's colony) corporateBody
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New York (State)--New York
New York (State)--New York
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Commercial art--1940-1950
Art--Technique
Painters
Art--Study and teaching
Art--American (?)--Reproductions
Modernism (Art)
Art, American
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Death 1973

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