H Ledyard (Harold) Towle
(1890 - 1973)
H. Ledyard (Harold) Towle was active/lived in New York, Ohio, Michigan. H Towle is known for Impressionist landscape and portrait painting, camouflage, industrial art.
Biography H. Ledyard (Harold) Towle
H. Ledyard Towle (1890-1973)
H(arold) Ledyard Towle was an American artist and industrial colorist, who was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1890. After studying art at Pratt Institute*, and at the Art Students League* (under Frank Vincent DuMond and William Merritt Chase), he embarked on what he thought would be a career as a painter of portraits and landscapes. However, as he later admitted, his experiences as a camouflage* artist during World War I changed many of his attitudes, including how he looked at art.
During WWI, Towle was a camouflage instructor in the 71st Infantry Regiment of the New York State National Guard. In that capacity, he provided camouflage training for troops who were preparing to fight on the battlefie
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