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 Edgar Louis Yaeger  (1904 - 1997)

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Lived/Active: Michigan      Known for: cubist still life, figure, mural painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Edgar Yaeger
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1904 (Detroit, Michigan)
 
Death
1997

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Michigan

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cubist still life, figure, mural painting

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Edgar Yaeger was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1904.  He is credited for being one of the first American modernists.  He was a prolific artist who mastered virtually every medium:  watercolor, oil, fresco, printmaking, mosaic, and woodcarving.  He also painted numerous commissioned murals for the Works Progress Administration during the Depression era.  As a young artist, Yaeger actively exhibited his work; in 1932, he won the Founder’s Society Purchase Prize from the Det (showing 500 of 1453 characters).



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