biography of George Pearse ENNIS (1884-1936)

Birth place: St. Louis, MO

Death place: near Utica, NY

Addresses: NYC; Eastport, ME

Profession: Painter, craftsperson

Studied: W. M. Chase; Washington Univ.; Holmes Art Sch., Chicago.

Exhibited: S.Indp.A., 1917, 1919; SC, 1922 (prize), 1923 (prize), 1925 (prize); PAFA, 1921-25, 1930-36; Corcoran Gal., 1921, 1923; AIC, 1922 (prize); Wilmington WCC, 1931 (prize); NYWCC, 1932 (prizes); AWCS, 1933 (prize).

Member: SC; All. AA; Artists Aid Soc.; NY Arch. Lg.; NYWCC; AWCS; Gld. Am. Painters; Artists Fund Soc.; NYSP; Aquarelists; Boston AC; Florida FA; P&S Gallery Assoc., NY (founder/member)

Work: stained glass, Athletic Club, Church of All Nations, Methodist Episcopal Home (all in NYC), Victory Windows, Chapel, U.S. Military Acad. (West Point); AIC; MMA; Univ. Arkansas, Fayetteville; Ordnance Dept., U.S. Government; stained glass/murals, Unitarian Church, Eastport, ME; Presbyterian Church, Cornwall, NY; Calvary Methodist Church, Bronx; First Baptist Church, Jamaica, NY; Arts Club, Wash., DC

Comments: His works include many stained glass windows and mural paintings, and while he also used pastels, charcoal, and pencil, he was probably best known for his vivid watercolors. He had his own school of painting in New York, with a summer school in Eastport, ME. He died in a car accident. Author: article on watercolor painting, Encyclopedia Britannica.

Sources: WW33; Falk, Exh. Record Series.