Near Iroquois in Kingsbury County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Harvey Dunn, N.A.
Born March 8, 1884, in homestead shanty 3 miles S. ½ mile E. to Thomas and Bersha Dunn, was one of three children. From rural school he entered State College, Brookings, in 1901 to study art under Ada B. Caldwell, of whom he wrote: ‘She took a loving, intelligent interest in what I was vaguely searching for…with my eyes on the horizon she taught me where to put my feet.’ He attended Art Institute, Chicago, 1902-04, and then studied two years under Howard Pyle, great illustrator, opening his own studio at Leonia, N.J., in 1906. He married Johanna Krebs in 1908. Success as an illustrator was immediate; he was also dedicated to teaching. A fellow artist said ‘The most valuable thing Dunn taught us was honest dealing with our fellow man and a constant gratitude to the Maker above for the privilege of seeing the sun cast shadows.’ Official A.E.F. artist in World War I, he painted many war scenes. He was elected to the National Academy of Design, among other honors. A painter of Westerns, marines and portraits, in 1950 he gave to the people of South Dakota, to hang at State College, a collection that included pioneering subjects, saying ‘my search for other horizons led me around to my first.’ He died October 29, 1952.
Erected 1958 by Johanna Krebs Dunn and State
Location. 44° 22.104′ N, 97° 42.916′ W. Marker is near Iroquois, South Dakota, in Kingsbury County. Marker is on U.S. 14 0.1 miles from 428th Ave., on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 42487 208th St., Iroquois SD 57353, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. KELO-Land Centennial Gold Rush (a few steps from this marker); Manchester (approx. ¼ mile away); Harvy Dunn and Grace Ingalls Dow (approx. ¼ mile away); The Manchester Tornado (approx. ¼ mile away); Manchester, South Dakota (approx. ¼ mile away).
Also see . . . Harvey Dunn's Biography. (Submitted on June 12, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 13, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 12, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 12, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.