Artist Biography

1866 - 1946

Jules Guerin was born in St Louis, Missouri on November 18, 1866. He studied in Paris under Benjamin-Constant and Jean Paul Laurens. He was a well-known New York artist when asked to serve as director of color at the Panama Pacific International Exposition of 1915. He also received a gold medal for his works exhibited at the fair. He had a solo show at University of California Berkeley in 1917 and painted a mural in the Federal Reserve Bank in San Francisco. Guerin's mural decorations can be found throughout the United States. Member: National Academy of Design; American Watercolor Society; New York Watercolor Society; Society of American Illustrators; National Inst. of Arts & Letters. Exhibited: Paris Exposition, 1900 (honorable mention); Pan American Exposition (Buffalo), 1901; Louisiana Purchase Exposition (St Louis), 1904 (silver medal); Lewis & Clark Expo (Portland), 1905. Works held: Capitol (Baton Rouge); Lincoln Memorial (Washington); Pennsylvania Station (New York City); San Francisco Public Library; Chicago Civic Opera Building.

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