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His Published Life

Artists of Grand Rapids

Early Grand Rapids Years

Marinus Harting

Kent Base Ball Club

When They Were Boys

Palestine Exhibition Company

Art In Chicago

Paintings By
Mr. Lawrence C. Earle

Brush & Pencil

Grand Rapids
Artists and Writers

Carter Times -
Dutch Boy Painter

Robert L. Stearns

Artist Paints Types
of Kingdom Come

Latest Portrait:
Mrs. Van Sluyters

Earle's Pictures are
Mountain Portraits

Exhibits New Work

Good Art in High
Class Movie Film

Motion Picture Classic
magazine cover 1916

Paints Portrait of
YWCA Helper

Lawrence C. Earle,
Distinguished Artist,
Dies at Friend's Door

Garfield Gives
Reminiscence of
Artist L. C. Earle

Dutch Boy Painter
Vol. XV Number 2
March 1922



His Published Life

This section contains materials I've gleaned from various print sources including newspapers, books, pamphlets, art and trade journals. The links on the left are the guide to this information.

Let's begin with an overview. In his 1981 book entitled Artists of Grand Rapids, by Dr. J. Gray Sweeney covers Earle's professional art career. The first link nicely summarizes Earle's life.

The remaining links are in chronological order beginning with his young adulthood just after the Civil War, when he was active in his art & also playing baseball in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The last link is Earle's obituary in the Grand Rapids Herald, November 1921.

The pictures near the top of pages in this section are:

Left: Painting of the North Canal Bridge, 1893. This was painted for the the Columbian Exposition in Chicago and reproduced in 1894 in the official book of the "Masters"

2nd: The Dutch Boy Painter is today as well-known as it was in the early 20th century as the logo for the Dutch Boy Paint Company.

3rd: One of the 16 historical murals painted by Earle for the Chicago National Bank in 1902. These were reproduced as a postcard set.

Right: "Brush And Pencil" - One of the art journals of the early 20th century.

*Thanks to Dr. J. Gray Sweeney for permission to use material from
Artists of Grand Rapids 1840-1980, J. Gray Sweeney; Grand Rapids, 1981:
The Grand Rapids Art Museum, The Grand Rapids Public Museum

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