(1902 - 1997)
Roscoe Misselhorn was active/lived in Illinois. Roscoe Misselhorn is known for pencil sketches, illustrator, woodcut.
Biography Roscoe Misselhorn
"I knew in the third grade that I wanted to be an artist" said Roscoe Misselhorn. "Mattie Baird, my teacher, had us draw pictures of a chicken using little circles. She thought mine was the best and put it up on the blackboard."
Born in Sparta, Illinois just a few blocks from the depot that now houses his work, Misselhorn never stopped drawing. In high school he provided drawings for the yearbook, posters for events and sketches for friends. However, at that time, the closest thing to an art class was mechanical drawing. He dropped out of school and went to work at Hood's Yellow Front store in downtown Sparta, for $15 a week.
Five years later, with the encouragement of his boss Louie Hood, Misselhorn headed off to Chicago to
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