biography of Irene Gayas JUNGWIRTH (1911-1992)

Birth place: McKee's Rocks, PA

Addresses: East Lansing, MI, 1947; Emmitsburg, MD, 1973

Profession: Painter, designer

Studied: Detroit A. & Crafts Sch.; Marygrove Col,(B.F.A.); Wayne State Univ; Mich State Univ.; E. Yaeger; J. De Martelly; and study abroad.

Exhibited: Scarab C., Detroit, 1935, 1937-39; Kalamazoo Inst. A., 1941; Michigan Artists, Detroit Inst. A., 1943-63 (prizes, 1943, for painting of a child, and 1957, for nocturne with figure & peacocks ); Mich. State Co., 1944; ; VMFA, 1946; Mint Mus. A., 1946; Flint Art Inst, 1951; Int Ecclesiastical Show, 1955-62; Va. Biennial; Butler Inst. Am. Art, Youngstown, OH (Whitcomb Prize, for Spring Nocturne," 1952); Marygrove College, Detroit, Mich."

Work: Detroit Inst. Arts; Marquette Univ. Art Coll., Milwaukee, Wis.; Marygrove Col. Art Coll.; CSSP Seminary Coll., Ann Arbor, Mich. Commissions: stations of the Cross (with Leonard D. Jungwirth), churches, Detroit, 1955-62; crown in gold, topaz & diamonds, St Mary's Church, Detroit, 1957-58; crucifixion (also with Leonard D. Jungwirth), St John's Church, East Lansing, Mich., 1960; stained glass windows, YMCA-children's chapel, Methodist Church, 1960-63; mural painting, dept. hort., Mich. State Univ., 1967.

Comments: Preferred media: egg tempera, oils.

Sources: WW73; WW47.