DEPRIE gerald “creative”

1935 . usa

1999 . huntington . western virginia . usa

A Navy veteran, plagued by heart problems and visibly “nervous”, Gerald DePrie lives alone with his dog in a small apartment in Huntington, West Virginia. “Creative” DePrie is a name he chose for himself.

The themes of his drawings, which he executes very quickly, are diverse: flowers, nudes, architecture. When he draws a character, “Creative” DePrie represents him first naked, then adds clothing. He is fascinated by nursery rhymes and ancient countries, especially Egypt.