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James Gookins

 (1840 - 1904)
James Farrington Gookins was active/lived in Indiana.  James Gookins is known for fantasy, landscape, war illustrator.

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Known for playful depictions of fairies and animals in settings with large plants and flowers, James Gookins was also a portrait and landscape painter and illustrator whose subjects including the Civil War and the American West.

Much of his career was spent in Indiana, where he was born in Terre Haute and was active until 1865. He had a studio in Indianapolis from 1873 to 1880 and 1887 to 1889. From 1880 to 1883, he was again in Terre Haute. Illinois was the second state where he spent much time including after the Civil War and from 1883 to 1887 and 1889 to 1904 in Chicago. He served two terms as the Director of the Chicago Academy of Fine Art. From 1870 to 1873, he studied at the Royal Academy in Munich, Germany.

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