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 - Jerome McGahan Noted Charleston Artist Dies...
Jerome McGahan Noted Charleston Artist Dies Charleston (Special) Jerome (Rome) McGahan of rural Charleston, considered one of the leading primitive artists artists in the Midwest, is dead at age 84. who died baturcuy McGahan, night in Mattoon Memorial Hos ar-! pital. and his niece, Jennie Cell, !won nationwide recognition for !their pags of such prairie life scenes as hoe butchering and corn husking. McGahan, a retired carpen- carpen- ter and farmer, made his home I with his 62-year-old 62-year-old 62-year-old 62-year-old 62-year-old niece. McGahan began his painting; career in 1956 at age 74. Shirley i j Tremble, a Charleston artist-; artist-; artist-; photographer, was the first to: recognize the talent of McGa-; McGa-; McGa-; han and his niece. j McGahan and his niece became became widely known for their paintings after Tremble convin- convin- Jerome McGahan sional show by mistake. Not realizing he was entering i thp nmfpccinnal hnw Mp- Mp- ced them to enter a few of their ir.ahan i-f, i-f, i-f, ui: .-Manio .-Manio .-Manio Snrar works in the Town and Countrv! u: i. Aft show at the University of'u JT f u k Vu LmversMy 01 honorable mention cash prize of; D,S:;?"a: - him a profession- profession- An auuiuiuies nave iHdiru i . i i t- t- McGahan and Miss Cell f o r nf Z Va,fp 1 their "true primitive expres-'iifc expres-'iifc expres-'iifc art toa' slon." Hp,PjhpH trr.ahan snH It was by accident that Mc- Mc- hi nipce beloneine to "that Gahan became a professional in .. nf Zti arti 1QC1 Winn W t SmaU 6' UP I natle ania that is fast diminishing from retig-1961. retig-1961. losuig his right to coin- coin- . pete in amateur shows. I At the 1961 Illinois State Fair I be was directed to the profe? I the American scene." (St Central Illinois Deaths)

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  1. The Decatur Herald,
  2. 18 Jul 1966, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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