Taflinger, Elmer E. (Elmer Edward), 1891-1981

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A native of Indianapolis, Ind., Taflinger was an artist and teacher in a variety of mediums. In New York he studied with George B. Bridgeman and worked for stage producer David Belasco. Taflinger is best remembered for his murals and the Ruins, a setting for a Karl Bitter statue grouping in Holliday Park, Indianapolis, Ind.

From the description of Papers, 1890-1980. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 38277782

Painter; Indianapolis, Ind.

Studied at the Art Students League.

From the description of Elmer E. Taflinger papers, [ca. 1908-1981]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122502355

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Taflinger, Elmer E. (Elmer Edward), 1891-1981. Elmer E. Taflinger : artist file. Indianapolis Museum of Art Library
creatorOf Taflinger, Elmer E. (Elmer Edward), 1891-1981. Papers, 1890-1980. Indiana Historical Society Library
creatorOf Burns, David V. (David Vawter), 1911-1995. Karl Bitter Statuary Collection, 1958-1960. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Cejnar, John A., 1895?-1975. Collection, 1928-1947. Indiana Historical Society Library
creatorOf Taflinger, Elmer E. (Elmer Edward), 1891-1981. Elmer E. Taflinger papers, [ca. 1908-1981]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
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associatedWith Belasco, David, 1853-1931. person
associatedWith Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis, 1867-1915. person
associatedWith Black, Coral Taflinger, 1894-1978. person
associatedWith Black, Robert L. (Robert Lovell) person
associatedWith Bridgeman, George B., 1864-1940. person
associatedWith Cejnar, John A., 1895?-1975 person
associatedWith Clark family family
associatedWith Daube, Jessica, d. 1965. person
associatedWith Holliday, John H. (John Hampden), 1846-1921. person
associatedWith Indianapolis Museum of Art Stout Reference Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Manual Training High School (Indianapolis, Ind.) corporateBody
associatedWith Springer, Martha L., d. 1937 person
associatedWith Stark, Otto, 1859-1926. person
associatedWith Taflinger, Clemence Clark, 1867?-1954. person
associatedWith Taflinger family family
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York--New York
Holliday Park (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Art students
Ruins (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Art--Study and teaching
Mural painting and decoration
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Birth 1891-03-03

Death 1981-08-13




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