Jeannette Genius McKean

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Title

Jeannette Genius McKean

Alternative Title

Jeannette McKean

Subject

McKean, Jeannette
Artists--Florida
Art--Southern States
Painters--Southern States
Painting--Florida
Interior designers
Interior design
Rollins College (Winter Park, Fla.)
Winter Park (Fla.)

Description

Jeannette Genius McKean (1909-1989) was a painter, interior designer, and trustee, and benefactor of Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. Born in Chicago, Illinois, she visited her grandfather, Charles Hosmer Morse, in Winter Park. On one summer visit in 1926, she enrolled in a course at Rollins, touching off a lifelong interest in the college. In 1942, Jeannette Genius founded the Morse Gallery of Art (present-day Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art) on the Rollins College campus, naming it for her grandfather. She appointed Rollins art professor Hugh McKean as the gallery's director, and in 1945, she married him.

Source

Original black and white photograph: Orange County Regional History Center, Orlando, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1909-1989

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white photograph.

Is Part Of

Art Legends of Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

209 KB

Medium

1 black and white photograph

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Chicago, Illinois
Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida
Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art , Winter Park, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Orange County Regional History Center and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Twardy, Chuck and Charlie Jean. "Jeannette Genius Mckean, Famed Winter Park Artist, Dies." The Orlando Sentinel, August 11, 1989. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1989-08-11/news/8908112511_1_winter-park-rollins-mckean.
"Charles Hosmer Morse." The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art. http://www.morsemuseum.org/morse-history/Jeannette-genius-mckean.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 black and white photograph

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