Illinois Artists: Roscoe Misselhor, Helen Hokinson, Edward Kemeys

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Illinois Artists Artists come from all over the world and a few of them are from illinois. Artists can sculpt, draw, paint, carve, or do just about anything. Having an idea of what artists can do might help in understanding what they draw and why. Artists like Roscoe Misselhorn, Trygve Rovelstad, Nate Collier, Hellen Hokinson, and Edward L. Kemeys live in illinois. The artists are very unique in their personality, but in their artwork as well. Even though they do their artwork in illinois, it doesn’t always stay in illinois; they go through the whole U.S. as well. Roscoe Misselhorn Roscoe Misselhorn was born in 1902 and as he grew up he drew sketches that became known to thousands of people in the area (Mitchell 154.). In his school years he did two years of mechanical drawing and illustrations for a school yearbook (Mitchell 154.) Soon after he dropped out of his high school he worked for a clothes store in Sparta (Mitchell 154.). Frustrated with his job in Sparta he moved to Chicago to join an Art Institute (Mitchell 154.). In 1924 Roscoe was married to Ruth Tritt, a teacher (“Roscoe” para.4). He attended St. Louis School of Fine Arts for three years (“Roscoe” para.4). The classes Roscoe took helped him to improve his cartooning skills (“Roscoe” para.4). Roscoe was a cartoonist for a newspaper company and was paid five dollars a week to make cartoons for 3,000 newspapers (“Roscoe” para.5). After that Ruth lost her teaching job (“Roscoe” para.5). Roscoe made the money by his art until Ruth opened a shop(“Roscoe” para.5). Roscoe always does his artwork in pencil and never does it in pen (Mitchell 154.). In 1940 he tried a new technique to have pencil hardness used on a sketch board made out of slick masonite (Mitchell 154.). Mi... ... middle of paper ... ...litary honors at “Arlington National Cemetery” (Colovos para.9). Illinois has many unique artist that do many different types of art. Roscoe sketches, Trygve carves, Nate cartoons, Hellen illustrates, and Edward sculpts. They all have their own techniques and styles to their artwork. Overall they are very talented and unique artist that have lived or live in illinois. Works Cited Colovos, Avra. "A Sculptor of Aminals." Illinois History. N.p.: n.p., n.d. N. pag. Print. Eden, Perry. "Pearl City's Cartoonist." Illinois History. N.p.: n.p., n.d. N. pag. Print. Ermel, Debra. "Elgin Artist with a Dream." Illinois History. N.p.: n.p., n.d. N. pag. Print. "Helen Hokinson." Helen Hokinson. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 May 2014. "Illinois Artists." Illinois History. N.p.: n.p., n.d. N. pag. Print. "Misselhorn Art Gallery." Misselhorn Art Gallery. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 May 2014.
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