American Illustrator and painter, Elmer William Pirson was born in 1888
in New York.
Artistically, he is known to have studied under George
Bridgman and James Earle
Fraser of the Art Students League in New York City.
He was a member of the Guild of Freelance Artists.
The artist had a number of illustrations in
including a cover. Pirson maintained a studio in Rochester and
Buffalo, New York, while living in Rochester, New York.
He was killed
while walking by the side of a road by a hit-and-run
driver, August 23,1935.
Submitted by Edward P. Bentley, Art researcher and collector, Grenville, Michigan
Rochester Public Library, Census Records and the artists Obituary. Also Peter Hastings Falk, Editor,
Who Was Who In American Art.