La Farge

La Farge

[luh fahrzh, fahrj]
La Farge, John, 1835-1910, American artist and writer, b. New York City. He studied with William Morris Hunt in Newport, R.I., and with Couture in Paris. La Farge began his career as a painter of landscapes and figure compositions. Commissioned (1876) to decorate Trinity Church, Boston, he thereafter engaged primarily in mural painting and the manufacture and design of stained glass. An eclectic artist and a man of the widest culture, friend of Henry Adams and Henry James, La Farge did much to create a sound tradition of the fine arts in the United States. His murals in Trinity Church and the Church of the Ascension, New York City, set a standard for the art unsurpassed in the United States. A lifelong Roman Catholic, he did much of his best work for churches. His splendid windows may be seen in the churches of Buffalo, N.Y., and Worcester, Mass., and in the chapels of Harvard and Columbia universities. La Farge worked in many media. His watercolors and drawings are well known, particularly those commemorating his visit to the South Seas in 1886. His easel paintings are in many leading American museums. His writings and lectures on art are distinguished for their urbanity and judgment. Among them are Considerations on Painting (1895), An Artist's Letters from Japan (1897), The Higher Life in Art (1908), and Reminiscences of the South Seas (1912).

See study by R. Cortissoz (1911, repr. 1971).

La Farge, Oliver, 1901-63, American writer and anthropologist, b. New York City, grad. Harvard (B.A., 1924; M.A., 1929). He conducted three archaeological expeditions to Arizona and also ethnological expeditions to Guatemala and Mexico. La Farge used his field experience to authenticate his reflective stories of Native American habit and character. Laughing Boy (1929), a novel of Navajo life, won him the Pulitzer Prize in 1930. Other works are The Sparks Fly Upward (1931), The Enemy Gods (1937), and the stories All the Young Men (1935). Santa Fe recounts the history of that city.

See his autobiographical Raw Material (1945); biographies by E. Gillis (1967), D. McNickle (1971), and T. M. Pearce (1972).

La Farge is a village in Vernon County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 775 at the 2000 census.

== Transportation ==

La Farge is located at 'The Corners', the intersections, and concurrency of Wisconsin Highway 82, and Wisconsin Highway 131. The Kickapoo River also flows through the town.


La Farge is located at (43.576572, -90.638239).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 775 people, 342 households, and 200 families residing in the village. The population density was 745.4 people per square mile (287.7/km²). There were 366 housing units at an average density of 352.0/sq mi (135.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.29% White, 0.13% African American, 0.65% Native American, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 0.52% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.65% of the population.

There were 342 households out of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.6% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.5% were non-families. 38.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the village the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 22.1% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 19.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $23,083, and the median income for a family was $33,750. Males had a median income of $26,818 versus $19,833 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,191. About 12.1% of families and 14.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.3% of those under age 18 and 10.7% of those age 65 or over.


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