By the age of sixty, Streeter Blair had tried half a dozen careers. As with any authentic primitive painter, Blair's first subject was the farm. His father ran the local Grange store in Cadmus, Kansas, where he was born in 1888.
He grew up on a farm, thought he hated it, until he started to paint. He painted youngsters playing leapfrog, Christmas carolers practicing around the family piano, an ice-cream social. As a purveyor of nostalgia, he invited comparison to Grandma Moses. He was unable to conquer perspective, or master the technique of shadows. His rivers run up and down hillsides, the passengers in his buckboards were sometimes bigger than the horses.&nb
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