John Jay Hoover
(1919 - 2011)
John Jay Hoover was active/lived in Alaska, Washington. John Hoover is known for abstract sculpture, drawing and painting, Aleutian figure.
Biography John Jay Hoover
John Jay Hoover (1919-2011)
John Jay Hoover was born in Cordova, Alaska, to an Aleut/Russian mother and a Dutch father. As a child, he enjoyed drawing and painting as well as hunting, fishing, and other sports. Mr. Hoover worked various jobs, including in commercial fishing, which allowed him to spend the winter months learning about and improving his painting techniques.
In 1952, Mr. Hoover moved his wife and young children to Edmonds, Washington, where he joined an art co-op, giving him access to an exhibition gallery and regular interaction with other local artists. Like many of these artists, he enrolled in the Leon Derbyshire School of Fine Arts and studied with Mr. Derbyshire for three years.
During these early ye
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