The Old Quarter, New Orleans
pencil on paper
11 x 10 inches (image)
11 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches (paper)
Polley was a painter, printmaker, illustrator, writer and teacher. He was born in Indianapolis and died in Brown County, IN.
He studied at Indiana University, Corcoran Art School, Washington, DC. His teachers included James R. Hopkins and William Forsyth.
Exhibited: Society of Etchers, Brooklyn, NY, Philadelphia Society of Etchers, Library of Congress 1944 and 1945, Carnegie Institute 1945, Delgado Museum.
Prizes: Hoosier Salon 1942 and 1943, Indiana Art Club 1939, 43, 45, New Orleans Art League 1943, Herron Art Institute 1934.
Collections: National Museum, Washington, DC, Herron Art Institute, Iowa State University, University of Pittsburgh.
He was author/illustrator of "Our America, Historic Churches in America" and illustrator for "Indianapolis Old and New". Polley was illustrator for the "Indianapolis Star" (Sunday edition) 1924-47. Also illustrator for "Ladies Home Journal" and "Esquire". Taught at Herron Art School, Indiana University and Arsenal Technical High School, 1917-1941. He headed the graphic arts department of Arsenal Technical High School for many years.
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