George Harding (1882-1959)

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George Harding (1882-1959). Pennsylvania Landscape, c.1925. Oil on canvas measures 16 x 20 inches; 26 x 30 inches framed. Unsigned. Estate stamp en verso.

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Biography:

Death place: Wynnewood, PA

Addresses: Wynnewood, PA

Profession: Painter, mural painter, decorator, illustrator

Studied: PAFA; with H. Pyle; abroad

Exhibited: Carnegie Inst.; AIC; PAFA, 1922-28, 1933-34, 1938 (prize), 1939-50, 1954-56; Corcoran Gal, 1921-35 (7 times); Arch. Lg. (gold med.) Awards: FA award, Phila. Chapter, AIA.

Member: Arch. Lg.; Century Artists; NA; Phila. AC; Pennsylvania Art Comm.; Nat. Soc. Mural Painters; Phila. Art Alliance; SC; SI

Work: murals, USPO, Admin. Bldg., Wash., DC; Federal Bldg., WFNY 1939; Munic. Court Parkway, U.S. Customs House, First Nat. Corn Exchange Bank, Common Pleas Court, USPO, all in Phila.; Montgomery Co. Court House & John James Audubon Mus., Montgomery Co., PA

Comments: Younger brother of Charlotte Harding (see entry). Illus., Saturday Evening Post, Harper’s Weekly. Traveled with Norman Duncan through the Middle East, Southwest Asia, Australia and China and illustrated his travel books. Positions: official artist, AEF, 1918-19; teacher, PAFA; critic, mural dept., PAFA, Phila.; director, Abbey Scholarship Fnd.