Rupert Scott Lovejoy was born in Portland, Maine on 3 June 1885. His mother was a painter and encouraged his interest in art. After she died, Rupert was pressed by his stepmother to choose between becoming a dentist or an undertaker. He decided in favor of the former and graduated with honors from Tufts University Dental School in 1909. Lovejoy's dream of becoming an artist continued, even grew after he entered professional life. To this end, he attended evening classes at the Portland Art School. As a member of the Portland Camera Club, he gained national and international distinction and won many prizes in pictorial photography. His prints of mountain scenes were use
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