Streeter Blair 1888-1966

Streeter Blair was born in Cadmus, Kansas in 1888. He was an educator, editor and owner of an antique business in Los Angeles, who tried half a dozen careers before he started painting at the age of 60. He studied at the University of Kansas, A.B and University of Chicago, but he was self-taught in painting.

As with any authentic primitive painter, Blair's first subject was the farm.  His father ran the local Grange store in Cadmus and Blair grew up on a farm (though he hated it until he started to paint). He painted youngsters playing leapfrog, Christmas carolers practicing around the family piano, an ice-cream social. Many of his works are accurate recreations of historic scenes, while others are remembrances of his childhood on the farm.

Click on a thumbnail below to see an enlarged image and a slide show of Blair's works.

Paintings in the Auxiliary Collection:


Still Mud Yet
Signed “Streeter Blair” lower left
Oil, 25” x 30”, c. 1964
1986 gift of Maxine Ziebarth
Value at acquisition $1,200

Vermont Snow
Signed “Streeter Blair” lower right
Oil, 30” x 24”, c. 1964
1986 gift of Maxine Ziebarth
Value at acquisition $1,200


  





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 To cooperate with the nationwide response to COVID-19, CCMA is closed to the public until May 31, 2020 unless an "all clear" is given earlier.
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View highlights of Sheets, Sheets & Caughman CCMA/OMHA exhibition
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Joe Blackstock

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