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Donald Houts

 (1908 - 1991)
Donald E. Houts was active/lived in Idaho, Iowa.  Donald Houts is known for portrait, landscape and still-life painting, illustration, calligraphy.

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Donald Houts


Donald ("Don") E. Houts (1908-1991) -- student

A professional painter, Don Houts was born in Belle Plaine, Iowa in April 1908 and managed to only complete a sixth grade education in Oskaloosa, Iowa, when he was forced to quit his schooling and to financially assist the family by working in a Chinese laundry. Despite the economic hardship, Houts dreamed of being an artist and hitch-hiked his way to the east coast, where he enrolled at the Phoenix Art Institute (NYC) and at Columbia University (NYC), pursuing part-time studies in painting (1931-1933). While a student, Houts lived in the city's downtown YMCA, employed there as a lifeguard, swim coach, and diving instructor.

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About  Donald Houts

Born:  1908 - Belle Plaine, Iowa
Died:   1991 - Boise, Idaho
Known for:  portrait, landscape and still-life painting, illustration, calligraphy