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William Traher

 (1908 - 1984)
William Henry Traher was active/lived in Colorado, Arizona, Wyoming.  William Traher is known for landscape, mountain scene painting, murals, illustration.

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William Traher


Bill Traher was born in a sod house in Rock Springs, Wyoming, in 1908. A rough frontier mining settlement, Rock Springs was home to murders, mob violence, and magnificent scenery.  A photograph (yet to be unearthed from the family archives) shows the artist at eight years old with a shot gun under his arm, guarding a campsite from the back of a flat-bed truck.

The eldest of three boys, he was responsible for fending off any Indians who might come to steal from their camp site while his father was hunting elk. His father was a mine foreman, a soft-spoken man who played the harmonica, smoked a pipe, and passed along a love of the Rocky Mountain wilderness to all three of his sons. The family moved from Rock Springs to D  ...  Displaying 750 of 10199 characters.



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About  William Traher

Born:  1908 - Rock Springs, Wyoming
Died:   1984 - Denver, Colorado
Known for:  landscape, mountain scene painting, murals, illustration