Born: Logansport, Indiana 1894
Taos painter, printmaker, writer, teacher
After working briefly in architecture, Reed studied at the Art Academy of Cincinnati 1916-17 and 1919-20, the pupil of LH Meakin, JR Hopkins, and HH Wessel. From 1917-19, he served in WWI, was injured and hospitalized. Reed became a teacher of art at Oklahoma State University, remaining from 1924 to 1959, with 1926 and 1930-31 set aside for further study in France.
In 1959, Reed settled permanently in Taos where he had previously spent his summers. He sketches on field trips, completing the paintings in his studio. In 1967, he wrote “Doel Reed Makes an Aquatint.”
Resource: SAMUELS’ Encyclopedia of ARTISTS of THE AMERICAN WEST,
Peggy and Harold Samuels, 1985, Castle Publishing