Drawing and painting became an obsession Fred Thrasher developed during grade school, ascribing his inspiration for drawing and painting to his fourth grade teacher. He had no formal training when he entered his profession full time in 1977. He put down his memories of growing up in a modest environment in Clinton County on canvas; nature scenes, landscapes and historical landmarks, and that's what his paintings were famous for.
"I was driving home one night on Highway 90," he said, "and stopped off at a stream to get a drink of water. I just looked around at how beautiful it was and thought this would be a painting I would buy and put in my home."
It didn't take long for Fred, who was born on this day in 1938, to become one of the most popular artists of our time, renowned and respected for more than four decades.
Monday, October 10, 2022
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