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Wilber Moore Stilwell

educator , artist

Wilber Moore Stilwell, American educator, artist. Member American Association University Professors; Mason.


Stilwell, Wilber Moore was born on February 2, 1908 in Covington, Indiana, United States. Son of Wilber Fletcher and Sadie Eleanor (Moore) Stilwell.


Student Kansas Missouri The Art Institute of Chicago, 1929-1933. Bachelor of Science, Kansas State Teachers College, Emporia, 1940. Master of Arts, University of Iowa, 1941.


Registrar Kansas Missouri The Art Institute of Chicago, 1935-1939, founder and director annual high school competition in art, 1936-1939. Assistant professor art, U. South Dakot, Vermillion, 1941-1944, associate professor, 1944-1946, profs. art, from 1946. Also head department art, 1941-1967.

Founder, director annual South Dakot high school competition in art, from 1942. Founder, director Art Students Lecture Bureau. Deputy nat. director American Art Week, 1966.

State director for South Dakot American Art Week, 1967, 68. Judge art shows.


  • Co-author (with wife) articles in education journals and mags. Co-inventor (with wife) printing processes in art. Also mobile planning.


Member American Association University Professors. Mason.; Clubs: Faculty Research and Scholarship of U. South Dakot (president 1945-1946).


Married Gladys Louise Ferree, June 24, 1935. Children: Elizabeth Ferree, Mary Ferree, Joan Ferree.

Wilber Fletcher Stilwell

Sadie Eleanor (Moore) Stilwell

Gladys Louise Ferree

Elizabeth Ferree Stilwell

Mary Ferree Stilwell

Joan Ferree Stilwell