American, 1904 - 1983
Signed and dated John Winters 1938, lower left
John Winters was born in Omaha, NE in 1904. He attended Creighton University in Omaha, NE and the Art Institute of Chicago. Winters was an administrator with the WPA Illinois Art Project and painted post office murals in the Lincoln, New Salem & Petersburg, IL post offices. He was a newspaper photographer and also taught at the Layton School in Milwaukee, WI and Kansas State University, and in 1948 became the chief artist and designer for the display department of the famed John Wanamaker Department Store in Philadelphia. He exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Corcoran Gallery, Washington D.C. and the Denver Art Museum. Winters died in Springfield, PA in 1983.