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									John M. Sitton, Jr.




By: Desiree and Megan
                    Biography
   Born January 9, 1907 in Forsyth, GA
   Graduated from GHS in 1925.
   President of Robert E. Lee Society in ’25
   President of Manhood Club ’25
   Art Editor of Nautilus ’23-’25
   Orator of Mid-Year Class of ’25
   Married for over fifty years, and had one
    daughter.
                Senior Year
   In his senior yearbook, John was
    described as a “real gentleman of the ‘Old
    South’ ” and won “the admiration and
    respect of his fellow students.”
                  Schools
   Sitton was an artist who graduated from
    Marshall Provost's Studio and Yale
    University in 1929. At Yale, he won the
    Prix de Rome award, which granted him
    three years to study in Europe.
                     Works
   He has painted murals for Federal Reserve
    Banks and his works are located in the
    following museums:
     High Museum in Atlanta
     Lighthouse Gallery and Playhouse in Florida
     American Painters in Paris, France


    Most famous mural, “Transportation”-six panel
     mural in Clifton, NJ
                    Awards
   His works won him many awards over the
    years, including
     National Mural Competition
     Riverside Memorial Chapel in New York
     First Award Portraiture
     Broward Art Guild
     Water Color Prize
     Florida Tri-County Award Annual Exhibit
                   Teachings
   He has taught watercolor, painting and art
    history at the following universities:
     Columbia  University
     New York University
     Cornell University
             Works Cited
 http://www.wpamurals.com/wpabios.html
 http://www.wpamurals.com/newjersy.htm
 John M. Sitton Jr. plaque on the Wall of
  Fame located in the front lobby of
  Greenville Senior High
 Greenville Senior High yearbook of 1925

								
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