(1902 - 1977)
Earl Somers Cordrey was active/lived in California, New York. Earl Cordrey is known for magazine illustration-romance genre, desert landscape painting.
Biography Earl Cordrey
The following biography, submitted February 2004, is courtesy of his daughter, Sandra, whose references include material from the Palm Springs Public Library, by Dean Horst.
-Born September 6, 1902 in Piru, California.
-He grew up Los Angeles, California.
-After high school, he studied at the Chouinard School of Art in Los Angeles, early 1920's
-Earl was a freelance artist in the Sam Hyde Harris studio, in L.A. working for major magazines.
-He married his wife Catherine (Kay), August 1, 1926
-He and Kay moved to New York City, 1927
-Studied at the Grand Central School of Art in New York City, (late 1920's,early 1930's)
-Worked as a professional illustrator for the Hearst's Magazines (Cosmopolitan, Redbook<
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