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Evelynne Mess Daily Ph.D.


Evelynne Mess Daily, PhD., 100, Indianapolis, died Jan. 9, 2003. She was an artist of Indianapolis and received her art education from Herron School of Art of Indiana University, Butler University, Chicago Art Institute, and Ecole des Beaux Arts, Fontainebleau, France. Evelynne and her husband, George Jo Mess, noted painter and etcher, maintained a summer studio and home near Nashville for twenty years prior to his death in 1962. Shortly after, Evelynne opened the Oxbow Acres Summer Art School. She subsequently married Edward R. Daily in 1969. He died in 1974. Travels in the United States and Europe have inspired her etchings which have been shown in National and International exhibitions. Her works are in permanent collections of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana State Museum, Library of Congress, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and others, a winner of numerous awards. She is listed in "Whos Who of American Art", "Whos Who of American Women" and "International Biography". She did a sketch from life of Albert Einstein in 1946. June DuBois wrote a joint biography on her and her first husband "Indiana Artists George Jo and Evelynne Bernloehr Mess". Among professional organizations that have honored her are the Indiana Artists Club for years of service and support, a citation for outstanding leadership, a certificate of appreciation of maintaining high standards as an Indiana Artist and art teacher from the Indiana Federation of Art Clubs, a citation from the Hoosier Salon and from the Indianapolis Art League. She received Sagamore of the Wabash in 1987. Member: National Society of Arts and Letters, Hoosier Salon, Indiana Artists Club (former secretary and honorary member), Brown County Art Gallery, Brown County Art Guild, National League of American Penwomen, Indiana Federation of Art Clubs (past president and honorary life member), St. Peters United Church of Christ and Broad Ripple American Legion Auxiliary. Contributions may be made to Indianapolis Museum of Art or Indianapolis Art League. Service: 2 p.m. Monday Jan. 13 in St. Peters United Church of Christ with calling on Sunday Jan. 12 2 to 8 p.m in Flanner and Buchanan Broad Ripple. Survivors: step-son Harold Daily of Indianapolis; brother John Bernloehr of Battle Creek, MI; nephew Bruce Bernloehr; great-nephews Landon Bernloehr, Adrian Kaylor and David Nice; nieces Ann Lipkowitz and Carolyn Insler; caretaker Beverly Medlen.

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Jan. 11, 2003
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