Born in Bellefontaine, OH on May 14, 1908. Stephenson grew up in Marion, Ohio. In his late teens, he studied in New York City at the Art Students League and National Academy of Design, and continued in Paris at Académie des Beaux Arts. During World War Two he was a combat artist for the U.S. Army and after discharge, settled in Hollywood where he worked for the movie studios and taught at his Benedict Canyon studio. He died there on May 24, 1974.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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