Art Institute of Chicago Instructors
- DON BLANDING AT THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO
Following are his instructors from 1910-1916
BENEDICT, Enella K. "Nellie" (1858-1942) [classes: 1910, 1913 & 1915]
Painter. Born December 21, 1858 in Lake Forest, Illinois. Daughter of
Amzi Benedict (1826-1913) & Catherine Courtland Benedict (?-1907).
Enella was one of the original residents of Hull House, a famous
social settlement founded in 1889, which was a 13-building complex on
Chicago's west side founded by Jane Addanes to help the
neighborhood's immigrants. She lived there nearly 50 years, teaching
art to people of the neighborhood. She also taught at the Art
Institute of Chicago. Died in 1942.
COE, Ethel Louise (1878-1938) [classes: 1910]
Painter. Born November 11, 1878 in Chicago, Illinois. Graduated from
Evanston Township High School, and attended Northwestern University
from 1898-1901, graduating with honors. Attended Art Institute of
Chicago 1901-1903, and 1906-1907, studying under such masters as Gari
Melchers, Alphonse Mucha and Will H. Low, and later in 1930 from
Boris Anisfeldt. Also Provincetown School of Art under Charles W.
Hawthorne, and Chicago & Madrid under Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida. From
1909-1910 & 1915-1916 taught art to students, and French classes for
teachers, at the Art Institute of Chicago. Ethel never married, and
died March 22, 1938 in Evanston, Illinois.
FORSBERG, Elmer Alexander (1883-1950) [classes: 1910 & 1915]
Painter. Born July 16, 1883 in Gamlakarleby, Finland. Son of Per
Anders Forsberg (1849-1924) and Anna Elisabeth Forsberg (?-1897). He
became a senior teacher at the Art Institute of Chicago. Died 1950.
LOUDERBACK, Walter "Walt" (1888-1941) [classes: 1913]
Painter & Illustrator. Born January 18, 1888 in Hickory Township,
Illinois. Son of Norris Louderback (1858-?) and Christine Harlow
Louderback. Was a popular magazine and book illustrator (especially
books by James Oliver Curwood), and taught at the Art Institute of
Chicago. Died in 1941.
PHILBRICK, Allen Erskine (1879-1964) [classes: 1913]
Painter and Graphic Artist. Born November 19, 1879. Strikingly
prolific artist who explored a wide variety of styles. He might best
be described as a visionary who is most known for developing a unique
form of Impressionism. His most interesting work, now gaining
deserved recognition, is marked by a fine sense of color, composition
and brushwork. Instructor at the Art Institute of Chicago. Died
November, 1964 in Fairfax Virginia.
STERBA, Antonin (1875-1963) [classes: 1916]
Painter. Born February 11, 1875 in Hermanec, Moravia, Czechoslovakia.
Son of Jan Sterba (1855-?) and Franzisca Sterba (1857-?). Antonin
came to America with his family in 1883 (via the S.S. Westphalia to
New York City.) Educated at the Art Institute of Chicago from 1892-
1896, the J. Francis Smith Academy of Fine Art from 1898-1901, le
Académie Julian, Jean-Joseph Benjamin-Constant and Jean Paul
Laurens from 1900-1902, and in 1914. Antonin married Mabel Messenger
Wells on December 27, 1909, and died on April 8, 1963 in Chicago,
WILSON, Louis [classes: 1913, 1914 & 1915]
Nothing is known of Louis Wilson as of yet.