jw Cunningham obit st. Louis republic 29 aug 1903

sherylmck13 Member Photo

Clipped by sherylmck13

jw Cunningham obit st. Louis republic 29 aug 1903 - kit 3 a a a a ARTIST "JACK" CUNNINGHAM 1 DIED...
kit 3 a a a a ARTIST "JACK" CUNNINGHAM 1 DIED AFTER LONG ILLNESS. Widely Jfro-ira St-Louis Painter, j -vj3 - j. ' t " o'-' LunatCampBeljanceaHealth Besort in Texas, After Many Weeks of Suffering interment to Be Made in Bellefon'taine Cemetery. Photograph by Strauss. THE LATH JOHN WILTON CUNNINGHAM. John Wilton Cunningham, prominent among Western painters, died Thursday night at Camp Reliance, a health resort near San Antonio, Tex. The news of his death was received yesterday in a dispatch to his father, the Reverend. J.-W. Cunningham Cunningham of No. Ml Locust street Although the news was received with much sorrow by the many friends of the young painter, his death was expected by those bo were dally Informed of his condition. condition. Death waa due to an affection of the lungs, from tha effects of which Cun-nl Cun-nl .gham had been.a sufferer for some time. 1 As an artist probably no man in 8t Louis was In greater demand -In recent years. Early in life he showed bis adaptability for the brush, and at the age of U began his career. "Jack," as he was familiarly known by I his friends, waa born at Louisville In 186S. He came to SL Louis In 1875. He attended the public schools of this city and later took a course' In the art. department department of Washington University, where it .was found he bad skill far above his classmates. , After finishing his course he did much work for local newspapers, and soon after took charge of the art department of, the Indianapolis Sentinel. He sought the highest highest in bis chosen profession, however, and later embarked for Paris, France, where he journeyed to complete his .education In the Latin .quarter. 'He spent five years In France. The second year there he earned special mention for his work, which was exhibited In the Paris salon. BIG DEMAND FOR WORK. This success made demand In. St. Louis for bis work, and a local firm for a time had all they 'could do to supply the trade. After he returned from Paris, Cunningham Cunningham was engaged ,to paint the picture; which Is now an admired work, and which Many of Whose ProdnctionB Are v-j j. i u A decorates the main entrance to the parlor at the Planters' Hotel. It Is entitled, "The Maturity of SL Louis." A companion picture, picture, "The Birth of St. Louis," also, at. the Planters Hotel, was done by Paul Cornoyer, Cunningham's classmate In Paris. Cunningham did much work at Jefferson City, where his paintings adorn the, walls of the Governor's mansion. His paintings of former Governor Lon V. Stephens! and wife, and those of "Governor and Mrs. Alexander Alexander M. Dockery, are considered masterpieces. masterpieces. His last touches with the brush we're made in the .completion of a three-quarter likeness, of Mrs. Lon V. Stephens for her St "Louis home, and which Is an exact reproduction reproduction of' the picture in the Statehouse at Jefferson City, While painting this picture, Cunningham, although harassed by -the encroachments of the disease which caused his death, kept bravely to his task. He was forced to lay down his brush many times in the course of the work, but he refused refused to leave the city until the picture was finished. On July 9, he departed, for San Antonio, and upon his arrival there took up his residence residence In a tent on the mountain side with other invalids. X letter recently received In 8t Jjouls, from Doctor E. A. 'Woods, son, of $be,Rev-erend $be,Rev-erend C. C Woods of the. St Loui9.Cb.ris-tlan Loui9.Cb.ris-tlan .Advocate, told of the. good 'treatment "Jack" was .receiving. Besides his . parents, he is survived by four brothers and' a- sister. They are: A. D., Charles A., and Edward H. Cunhnghara of St Louis'; William L Cunningham of Little 'Rock, Ark., and Mrs, W. 'D. Taylor" of Long Beach, CaL Instructions' were sent to . San Antonio-yesterday Antonio-yesterday to forward, the body to St Louis. . It;ls believed the body will arrive.on Tues day or Wednesday. The Interment will be made In Bellefontalne Cemetery. T. W w 4 w V vice 4 w J. tor, An by the tlals members 'session day. W.'o. speaking "I subterfuges. by the admit of member import Ganz. action "I that Page roll of "There as at regarded cannot, these afford bers of Jewell following of the countenanced ' Of the form, be had W. Mark,- aa Mr. he said, his I

Clipped from
  1. The St Louis Republic,
  2. 29 Aug 1903, Sat,
  3. Page 2

sherylmck13 Member Photo
  • jw Cunningham obit st. Louis republic 29 aug 1903

    sherylmck13 – 25 Oct 2015

Want to comment on this Clipping? Sign up for a free account, or sign in