Frederick Emanuel Shane (American, 1906-1992) was a noted Missouri regionalist artist and member of the faculty of the Department of Art at the University of Missouri-Columbia (ca 1932-1971). His personal papers are in the archives of the University of Missouri, and these documents relate to such topics as the exhibit and sale of his paintings, his work for the United States Army during World War II, the design and painting of a mural for the Post Office in Eldon, Missouri, information concerning the Department of Art during Shanes tenure as Chairman, records relating to the publication of a book of his paintings, and biographical and financial documents.
Among Shane's collected correspondence are letters to and from such notable individuals as Shaemas O'Sheel, Irving Stone, Thomas Hart Benton, Randall Davey, Adolph Dehn, Archie Musick, and Mort Walker.
He specialized in genre scenes and landscapes. Studied at the Kansas City Art Institute with Randall Davey from 1923-24, at the Broadmoor Art Academy (CO) with Davey from 1925-26, and in Spain and France from 1928-29. Taught at the University of Missouri, Columbia from 1932-71. Taught at Emporia State University the summer of 1936. Artist/correspondent for the U.S. Army Medical Corps in 1944.
SOURCES: Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
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Artist: Frederick Emanuel Shane (American, 1906-1992).
Title: "Reflections on a Broken Window"
Medium: Oil on Masonite.
Size: 10 by 12 1/2 inches (25.4 by 31.8 cm).
Signed lower right: F. Shane
Signed and titled on the reverse: Reflections in a Broken Window / F. Shane
Provenance: Estate of the artist; by descent to previous owner.
Very Good Vintage Condition.
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