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Interior designer

Jack Madison Rees, American interior designer. Named Designer of Year, Enterprise-Kansas City Art Institute, 1975.

Background

Rees, Jack Madison was born on May 30, 1921 in Stanton, Iowa, United States. Son of Ross Basil and Georgene (Madison) Rees.

Education

Student, Iowa State University, 1940—1942. Bachelor cum laude, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, 1947.

Career

Interior designer William Pahlman, Associates, New York City, 1947—1948. Interior designer, store lecturer L. Bamberger, Newark, 1948—1950, W. & J. Sloane, New York City, 1950—1951. President Jack Rees Interiors, Kansas City, Missouri, from 1952, Designers Prototype, Kansas City, from 1978.

2nd lieutenant United States Air Force, 1942-1946, PTO.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor: Decorating with Color, 1975.

Membership

Served to Second lieutenant United States Air Force, 1942-1946, Pacific Theater of Operations. Named Designer of Year, Enterprise-Kansas City The Art Institute of Chicago, 1975. Member American Institute Interior Design (president 1981), American Society Interior Design (president 1981-1983, founder Home of Year program 1982), Sons of the American Revolution, S.R. (president Missouri Society 1993, president Kansas CitySoc.

1992).; Club: Carriage (Kansas City).

Connections

Married Joan Martz Rees, June 19, 1949. Children: John Martz, Michael Stroud.

father:
Ross Basil Rees

mother:
Georgene (Madison) Rees

spouse:
Joan Martz Rees

child:
John Martz Rees

child:
Michael Stroud Rees