Born in Lumberton, NJ on Feb. 2, 1880 into a Quaker farming family. Engle studied at the ASL of NYC shortly after the turn of the century and then established a studio and showcard shop there on 42nd Street with David B. Milne. During WWI he served in the Engineers Corps in France and painted scenes of that country in his leisure. Following the war, he worked for a poster company in Seattle. About 1920 he moved to California to work for a mining company in Darwin, but soon established a studio in San Francisco. While working as a commercial artist, he often made sketching trips to the Monterey Peninsula. Engle was active in the local art scene and just beginning to do some of his best work when he died of stomach paralysis following a
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"American Art Annual
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