Ethel Spears

Birth Date: 
05/10/1903
Birth Place: 
Chicago
Death Date: 
1974
Death Place: 
Navasota, TX
Residences/Studios: 
Chicago
Active In: 
Chicago
Navasota, TX
Medium: 
Ceramics
Illustration
Mural
Painting
Subject: 
City Genre
City Scenes/Cityscape
Everyday life
Figure
Floral Still Life
Genre
Urban Scene
Exhibitions: 
Annual Exhibition of the Art Students League of Chicago, AIC, 1925-27.
Annual Exhibition of Works by Chicago and Vicinity Artists, AIC, 1926-38 (7 times).
Solo, Weyhe Gallery, NYC
Diana Court Gallery, Chicago, 1933-34
International Water Color Exhibition, AIC, 1940
Federal Art Project Exhibition, Phillips Memorial Gallery, Washington, DC
Federal Art Project Exhibiton, AIC, 1938
Room of Chicago Art, AIC, 1944
Rogers Park Women's Club, Chicago
Chicago Society of Arts
San Diego Fine Arts Society, 1944
La Jolla Art Center, 1944
New Trier High School, 1945
Chicago Collectors Club, 1946
Oak Park Women's Club, 1945
Chicago Women's Club, 1945
Awards: 
Municipal Art League Prize, Annual Exhibition of the Art Students League of Chicago, AIC, 1925-26.
Goodman Prize, Annual Exhibition of the Art Students League of Chicago, AIC, 1927.
Rogers Park Women's Club Prize, Annual Exhibition of Works by Chicago and Vicinity Artists, AIC, 1927
Memberships: 
National Society of Mural Painters, NYC
Chicago Society of Artists.
Art Center, Chicago.
Collections: 
Union League Club of Chicago.
Lowell School, Oak Park, IL.
Oakton School, Evanston, IL.
Crippled Children's War Illinois Research Hospital.
U.S. Post Office, Hartford, WI.
Public Library, Rochelle, IL.
University of Illinois.
Training: 
AIC
Other Occupations: 
Teacher, AIC
Ill Art Project mural, sculpture and easel division.
Biography: 
For a good biography of Ethel Spears and an online exhibit of her work, please see... http://www.wpamurals.com/SpearsEt.pdf Another excellent biography is available at the Christine Schwartz Collection website: http://schwartzcollection.com/artists/ethel-spears.