Etcher, painter, lithographer. Born in Grand Rapids, Ml on Feb. 17, 1882. DeKruif began his art training at the AIC under Vanderpoel, the Holmes School of Illustration, and continued in NYC at the ASL under Frank V. DuMond, Beal, and Luis Mora. In 1903 he studied at the Hope College (Michigan) and was employed at Grand Rapids Advertising Company until 1907.
Moving to Los Angeles from the Midwest in 1911, he continued as a commercial artist with the Merril Advertising Company. During this period he studied with Stanton MacDonald-Wright while experimenting with various modern art idioms. He was active in Laguna Beach and Los Angeles until his death in the latter on July 7, 1944.
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