The following information was submitted in November of 2006 by Betty Batchelor Miles:
Jack Warren Stangle was born on November 10, 1927, in Tacoma, as the only son of Grace and Bryan Stangle. He grew up in Bellingham with his older sister Norma until high school, when the family moved to Seattle.
Finding the constraints of high school difficult, he nevertheless began thriving through the encouragement of Ballard High School art teacher Orrie Noble. Stangle earned his diploma at Broadway High School in 1946, and attended Cornish School of Allied Arts in the fall of 1947. Feeling constraint by the expectation of his teachers to "paint the same way as the others", he left the school after one term, and continued
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