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biography of Joseph Earl SCHRACK (1890-1973)

Birth place: Pottstown, PA

Addresses: San Diego, CA

Profession: Painter, teacher, designer, illustrator, lecturer

Studied: AIC; ASL with Frank Vincent Dumond, John Sloan & Robert Henri; John Herron AI; Hans Hofmann; George Innes, Jr.

Exhibited: AIC, 1913 (Alumni Assn. prize); Salons of Am.; All. Artists Am., 1945; Audubon Artists, 1944-45; La Jolla AC (prize); San Diego FA Soc. (prize); Art Inst., San Diego (prize); Carlsbad AA, 1954 (prize)

Member: Audubon Artists; Men's Art Inst., San Diego; La Jolla AC; San Diego FA Soc.; Alumni Assn. AIC.

Work: Commissions: murals, First Fed. Savings Bank, San Diego & First Nat. Bank, El Cajon, CA; La Jolla AC; San Diego FA Soc.; Men's AI; Carlsbad AA.; Adm. Robert E. Coontz, USN (portrait), Pentagon, Wash., DC; Ike & Mamie Eisenhower (portrait), House Office Bldg., Wash., DC; Gunther Fur Co., NYC

Comments: Illustr.: Century, Liberty, McCalls. Founder/pres.: Acad. Creative Arts, Roerich Mus., 1930-35. Teaching: San Diego FA Gal.; Balboa Univ.; private classes. Two-year tour and art study in Europe, North Africa, 1956-58. Art interests: history & theory of classical & modern art.

Sources: WW73; WW47.


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