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John Steuart Curry Boyhood Home


Native Kansas artist, John Steuart Curry was born in 1897.  He was an American Regionalist painter and was a Kansas State Capital muralist.  Curry consistently used Kansas themes in his paintings depicting rural life and its hardships.  His renditions of abolitionist John Brown was classic.  This house is Curry's 1900 boyhood home.  It was relocated from Dunavant, Kansas in 1990.  The Curry collection was begun by his first cousin, the late Nelle Curry Manville.  The home was placed on the Register of Historic Kansas places in 1997, 100 years after his birth.  


While visiting the building don't miss:  "Baptism in Big Stranger Creek" and "Tornado Over Kansas" for a scene that is likely to hit home for anyone who has ever experienced Kansas's weather.  

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