Edmond DeLavy is active/lives in New Mexico, Connecticut. Edmond DeLavy is known for western story illustration, southwest scene painting.
Biography Edmond DeLavy
Ed DeLavy was born in Maine in 1916 of Swiss and German ancestry. He decided he wanted to be an illustrator at an early age, much influenced by the work of N. C. Wyeth. He studied at Pratt Art Institute in New York State, and became an illustrator for western stories for Street and Smith Publications.
World War II interrupted his art career and he served in North Africa and the European Theater for four and a half years as a surgical technician. After the war he picked up illustration work again studying in the New York Art Students League on the G I Bill.
DeLavy first visited New Mexico in 1947 driving his new Chevy. He was fascinated by all things western and came west again in 1959 when he met John Sinclair who was curator
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