W. FREDERICK JARVIS (1868 - 1944)
W. Frederick Jarvis was born in Monroe County, Ohio in 1868. Jarvis studied at the Art Students League in New York City and with Franz Mueller in Munich. He later studied with Silas Martin, Charles Bullette and Madam Schille.
In 1922, Jarvis moved to Dallas, Texas, and opened his studio in Bush Temple where he taught small classes at the Merrick Fine Art School, painted impressionist landscapes, and produced art pottery. Between 1926 and 1927, he relocated to New York City, and there was a member of the Society of Independent Artists. This period was followed by a brief time in San Antonio and then re-settlement in Dallas.
In the 1920s, while based in Dallas and San Antonio, he made painting trips to California, New Mexico, and the Grand Canyon. Of his paintings, Jarvis stated,". . . my landscapes are impressions of the scenes in their vivid coloring." He later lived in Los Angeles until his death on September 14, 1944.
Throughout his career, Jarvis exhibited his work in New York; Washington D.C.; Philadelphia; Norfolk, Va.; Columbus, Ohio; and various points in the West. He was awarded a gold medal for landscape at the Texas- Oklahoma Fair of 1922. He was a member of the Society of Independent Artists of New York, the Paint and Pallet Club of Washington, and the Southern States Art League. Today, his works are represented in many private and public collections.
1924 Texas-Oklahoma Fair (gold medal)
1925-27 Society of Independent Artists (New York)
1936 Solo exhibition, Dallas Museum of Fine Art
1936 Society of Independent Artists (New York)