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John W Clarke

 (1862 - 1940)
John W. Clarke was active/lived in Ohio / Canada.  John Clarke is known for landscape and floral painting.

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John W. Clarke   (1862-1940)

John W. Clarke, born in London, England, was the son of a Shakespearean actor and his artist wife.  The family soon moved to Canada where he spent his youth.  At the age of 19, he settled in Toledo, Ohio and worked as a locomotive engineer until about 1894 when he began to paint professionally.  He was drawing and coloring pictures since that day.  Mr. Clarke recalled an incident of his early days as an artist:  "I painted a picture of a peach and entered it in a local exhibit.  It took first prize.  For four consecutive years after that I entered the picture in the annual exhibit and each time it took first prize.  Finally the committee told me that if ev   ...  Displaying 750 of 1727 characters.

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