Edgar Ewing Oil on Gesso Painting, 1957

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Edgar Ewing Oil on Gesso Painting, 1957

Oil on Gesso painting by Edgar L. Ewing, painted 1957, titled ICON Born in Hartington, Nebraska on January 17, 1913, Edgar L Ewing first studied at the Art Institute of Chicago under Boris Anisfeld. Upon graduation in 1935, he further studied and traveled in Europe. Returning to Chicago, he taught at the Art Institute for several years as well as at universities in Oregon and Michigan. Throughout his career as an educator, he remained a prolific painter. His early paintings are characterized by strong Post-Cubic tendencies. During WWII he was in Southeast Asia as a member of the Corps of Engineers. Upon discharge, he began a long stint as a member of the faculty at the University of Southern California, while spending.


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