Blanche Weyburn Kerr

Spouse: 
Robert J Kerr
Birth Date: 
07/18/1872
Birth Place: 
Rockford, IL
Death Date: 
08/12/1955
Death Place: 
Oak Park, IL
Residences/Studios: 
Chicago
Rockford, IL
150 N Elmwood Ave, Oak Park, IL, c 1940
Visited: 
Mexico
Active In: 
Chicago
Rockford, IL
Oak Park, IL
Medium: 
Decorative Arts
Illustration
Painting - Oil
Painting - Watercolor
Exhibitions: 
Arts Club, Chicago
Society for Sanity in Art, Chicago.
Rockford (IL) Art Association
Solo, San Angel Inn, San Angel, Mexico
Austin, Oak Park and River Forest Art League, Oak Park, IL
Arts & Crafts Society, Oak Park (IL), founder
Memberships: 
Arts Club of Chicago
All-Illinois Society of Fine Arts, Chicago
Society for Sanity in Art, Chicago
Rockford (IL) Art Association, charter member
Austin, Oak Park, River Forest Art League, Oak Park (IL), charter member
Collections: 
Rockford (IL) Home for Aged
John Vanderpoel Collection, Beverly, IL
Nineteenth Century Woman's Club
Training: 
SAIC
Hull House, Chicago
Other Occupations: 
Designer for woman's needle craft magazine
Teacher
Interior Decorator
Lecturer
Biography: 
Biography from the Oak Park Art League http://www.opal-art.com
"Art League Book for Austin, Oak Park and River Forest Art League, 1940"

Blanche Weyburn Kerr, 150 North Elmwood Avenue, Oak Park

Blanche Weyburn Kerr (Mrs. Robert J.) was a student in the first class in the present building of the Art Institute of Chicago. After graduation she studied arts and crafts; metals at Hull House; jewelry with private teachers; painting with Oak Park and Chicago artists.

Was a teacher of the crafts and needle work and a designer for a woman’s magazine in needle craft. Was active in the art of interior decoration for fifteen years. With another decorator she formed an Arts and Crafts Society in Oak Park and held exhibits.

She spent many months painting water colors and oils in Mexico, and held a one-man show in old San Angel Inn, San Angel, suburb of Mexico City.

Is an early member of the Chicago Arts Club, All-Illinois Society of the Fine Arts, Society for Sanity in Art, a Charter member of the Art Society in Rockford, Ill., where she was born. Is a Charter member of the Art League, and served as Director, teacher, decorator and lecturer.

Has exhibited in Rockford, Chicago and suburbs. Is represented in Rockford Home for Aged, John Vanderpoel Memorial Collection, Nineteenth Century Woman’s Club. She has been a resident of Oak Park since 1896.