Donald E 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.
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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