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John Garth
John Garth grew up inTopeka, Kansas and attended Washburn University.  He also attended the Art Institute of Chicago and graduated from Yale in `1914.  Garth also studied at the Arts Student League and in Europe from 1914-15 including being in Berlin working with Renoyitski and Conrad Fehrand.  He taught at the Roberts College in Constantinople for eight months, returned briefly to Topeka, and then was in Hawaii in 1916.  Garth served in WWI then settled in San Francisco, Ca.  Garth temporarily was art director of the Pacific Railways Advertising Company and from 1920-1935 conducted the Garth school of art.  During the 1930s he served as mural director for the WPA Art Project on the San Franciasco Peninsula.  For 15 years he was an art critic.

Sources: 
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artist (active before 1945)
Topeka Journal (Aug. 3,1915, Sept. 18, 1926); Who's who in American art, New York:American Federation of Arts, 1936-1956, 1970;