Born in Ohio on Sept. 24, 1908. By 1929 Steele had settled in Los Angeles. He worked there as a costume designer for the motion picture studios while painting in his leisure. He died of a heart attack in Los Angeles on Jan. 16, 1952. Exh: Calif. Art Club, 1928; Hollywood Library, 1928; LA County Fair, 1929; Calif. WC Society, 1930; San Francisco Art Association, 1932; Painters & Sculptors of LA, 1934; Public Works of Art Project, 1934.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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