Born in Clinton Junction, WI on June 1, 1894. Rader studied in Los Angeles at the Otis and Chouinard Art Institutes during 1920-23 and further studied at the AIC. Later he took educational courses at UCLA so he could teach figure and commercial art. He operated Western Art Service in Los Angeles for several years and for 17 years was an artist with Douglas Aircraft until retirement. He died in Los Angeles on Nov. 27, 1986. In: Southwest Museum (LA).
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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