The following biographical information has been provided by Dave Fitzsimmons, cousin of the artists 2nd wife.
Worth Dickman Griffin was born in Sheridan, Indiana on December 15, 1892. He graduated from high school in 1910 and then attended Oklahoma Christian University in Enid, Oklahoma from 1910 to 1913. He then was a student at the School of the Chicago Art Institute from 1914 to 1918. In 1920 he studied under Charles Hawthorne and George Bellows of Ashcan school fame. Before coming to the Northwest, Griffin served as head of the art department for Radford Publications Co. 1917-18; head of the art department for Callender Sullivan Press, 1919-22; and as staff illustrator for Redbook magazine, 19
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