Fred Krejci, 1903-1983 [RG5328.AM]

NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG5328.AM:  Fred Krejci, 1903-1983



Scrapbook:  1946-1983

Fillmore County, Neb.:  Artist; farmer

Size:  1 volume



BACKGROUND NOTE



Fred Krejci was born in 1903 to Mr. and Mrs. John Krejci and lived all but one year in Fillmore County, Nebraska. Fred took an art correspondence course and attended the Omaha Art School in 1930. Because of the Great Depression he was unable to be an artist full time, so he stayed in Fillmore County and farmed. He painted in his free time. From 1946-1963, thirty-two of his paintings were used for the covers of “Magazine of the Midlands,” Sunday Omaha World-Herald. In 1979 he received the Purchase Art Award from the Association of Nebraska Art clubs. He died January 19, 1983.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings and photographs about Fred Krejci and his artwork. Of special note is an original sketch that was used for the Exeter, Nebraska, centennial history book, They Called It Exeter. Loose items in the volume include two exhibit programs and two letters. One letter is from Lee A. Konecky, Director of American Flag Crusaders, expressing his appreciation for a magazine cover painting. The other is from L. J. Gorman, on Burke and James, Inc. letterhead, regarding rejection of trade on a 3-A Kodak Special Camera.



DESCRIPTION



Scrapbook, 1946-1983



 



ADDED ENTRIES:



Art — Nebraska

Artists — Nebraska

Krejci, Fred, 1903-1983



 



MJR   11-07-2002

Encoded TMM   05-25-2010

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