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Paul Strayer

 (1885 - 1981)
Paul Strayer was active/lived in Illinois.  Paul Strayer is known for landscape, genre, illustrator.

Paul Strayer

PAUL STRAYER (American 1885-1981)

Paul Strayer was born in Park Ridge, Illinois in 1885.  Primarily a self-taught artist, Strayer did take some formal training under the tutelage of John H. Vanderpoel, an artist and teacher best known as a figure drawing instructor at the Art Institute of Chicago.  While developing his early illustration and design career, Strayer met Howard Pyle who was teaching at the Brandywine School of Illustration in Wilmington, Delaware.  Strayer documented in his journal that Pyle urged and encouraged him to ". . . keep your values close, don't break up the masses with uneasy detail."

Strayer would take this advice to heart as over the next decades he would produce illustrations for such  ...  Displaying 750 of 2969 characters.

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About  Paul Strayer

Born:  1885 - Park Ridge, Illinois
Died:   1981
Known for:  landscape, genre, illustrator