Averil Courtney Conwell

L D Conwell
Birth Date: 
Birth Place: 
Belvidere, IL
Death Date: 
Death Place: 
Upper Jay, NY
Variant Date/Place: 
Birth date: April 29, 1898
Belvidere, IL
Studio, Auditorium Tower, Chicago
Upper Jay, NY
Active In: 
Upper Jay, NY
Annual Exhibition of Works by Chicago and Vicinity Artists, AIC, 1931, 32, 33, 34,35, 37,41,44.
Findlay Gallery, Chicago, 1951, 56-58, and solo 1938,41
Chicago Galleries Association Exhibition, 1941
Austin, Oak Park and River Forest Art League, Oak Park (IL), 1943, 44, and 45
Solo Exhibitions, Lake Placid Club, Lake Placid, (NY), 1951, 56-58
Cincinnati Museum Exhibition, 1945
Arts Club of Chicago
Association of Chicago Painters & Sculptors, board member
Chicago Society of Artists
Austin, Oak Park & River Forest (IL) Art League, board member
Chicago Galleries Association
Chicago Woman's Salon
All-Illinois Society of Fine Arts
Chicago No Jury Society
Art Institute of Chicago Alumni Association
Chicago Academy of Fine Arts
Other Occupations: 
Teacher, River Forest (IL) Art League
Teacher, Upper Jay, NY
Newspaper illustrator, Chicago

Biography from the Oak Park Art League's "Art League Book for Austin, Oak Park and River Forest Art League, 1940"

Averil Courtney Conwell, 603 Thatcher Avenue, River Forest

Averil Courtney Conwell (Mrs. L. D.) is a graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago and attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. She has studied under Albrecht Stich of Munich, Wellington J. Reynolds, John H. Vanderpoel, John Norton, Carl Krafft, John Nolf and Edmund Giesbert.

She maintained a studio in the Auditorium tower, Chicago, doing commercial craft work, and later newspaper work. She joined the Art League in 1928. Was a member of the Board of Directors, and Program Chairman, 1930-38, inaugurating the Sunday evening supper program. Was first Vice President, 1937-38, and has been teacher of the childrens classes since 1931.

Has exhibited at the Art League, Art Institute and other galleries in Chicago and other cities. Has had special exhibits in New York and Kansas City; Findlay Galleries, Chicago; and summer shows at Lake Placid, N. Y. She executed the murals for St. Mary’s Hospital, De Kalb, Ill., and Mt. Carmel Academy, Clinton, Iowa.

She is a Director of The Association of Chicago Painters and Sculptors; a member of The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago Woman’s Salon, All-Illinois Society of The Fine Arts, Chicago No Jury Society, Chicago Galleries Association, Art Institute Alumni Association, River Forest Woman’s Club. Is listed in Who’s Who in American Art. Has a studio in her River Forest home and one in her summer home in the Adirondacks.