Art Type: Oil Paint

Clayton Staples

A native of Wisconsin, Clayton Staples graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago and State Normal University, Normal, Illinois. He served as Director of the art Department at the University of Wichita, Kansas. Staples resided in Cuchara, Colorado for 11 years before he relocated permanently to Colorado Springs in 1961. Born on a farm in …

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Henry Varnum Poor

Born in Andover, Maine to Sylvanus and Mary (Merrill) Poor, he was the first of his family to attend college, graduating from Bowdoin in 1835. He joined his uncle’s law firm, being called to the bar in 1838. Later Henry and his brother John established a law practice in Bangor, Maine. By investing money in …

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