Born in Sterling, NE on July 17, 1894. After serving in the Army during WWI, Stuve studied briefly at the Art Institute of Chicago. The years 1920-24 were spent at Yellowstone Park painting souvenirs and scenes of the park.
He then settled in Alameda, CA and began a 15-year stint in charge of the art department at the Neptune Beach Amusement Park. During WWII he was painting superintendent for Kaiser Shipyards in nearby Richmond.
Stuve was also an interior decorator who painted murals in homes, clubs, and restaurants in the San Francisco Bay area. In his leisure he painted Impressionist landscapes and did woodcarving.
He died in Alameda at his home at 853 Laurel Street on Feb. 3, 1965. In: Elk's Club and Croll'
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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