Doel Reed (1895-1985) Western Painter
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Although primarily known for his printmaking, Doel Reed also worked in other mediums, such as oils, caseins, and drawings. His interest in art developed following his initial interest in architecture. This love for art eventually led him to study at the Cincinnati Art Academy. He left the Academy to fight in World War 1.
When he returned from the war, he began to focus his interest on graphic arts and became known as one of the country's leading printmakers.
Reed taught at Oklahoma State University from 1924 until 1959. He began spending his summers in Taos, New Mexico in the 1940s. When he retired, he settled permanently in Taos, New Mexico where he lived and worked until his death in 1985.