Louis Crosby Artist
Born 6/10/47 Bellaire City Hospital………..Early art exposure to graphic arts in the Ohio Valley by Lorena Ruminski who introduced me to Acrylics in the very early 60’s. Later while attending High School enrolled in a local art school in Wheeling, West Virginia and took night courses in illustration from Harry Holbert a local TV Commercial Artist and Walter Courtney an outdoor advertising artist. Got a Portfolio together and ten minutes after graduation was on my way to Indianapolis to the John Herron School of Art Indiana University. Joined the Army in 1969 as a medical illustrator and a combat medic. Served in Vietnam and traveled extensively in Southeast Asia. Later in Panama painting there as late as 95. I love the wilderness and the people of the villages and their simple honest lives. Illness in the family brought me back to the Ohio Valley where after the deaths of both parents and the death of the economy I have remained in a semi-vegetative state in St. Clairsville, Ohio painting a little each day. Last summer I took a leap instead of just traveling I moved to South Carolina. My final move was completed in October when all the household goods arrived. Now with my young wife SSCrosby the photographer (found also on Fine Art America and her website is http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/sscrosby.html). My old German Shepherd, Rommel passed last year working on new painting sometimes have been impossible. At times I wished my life ended on the 1st of May with my German Shepherd. I have tried to move past this loss. I have been working with a new Anatolian Shepherd named Shep from Cause for Paws). My wife and I took the old van traveled to South Carolina. Where I am trying to set of shop and painting the Spanish moss, trees and geese away from the cold winters of Ohio and the loss the loss of my friend.