Gerald “Creative” DePrie
United States of America, 1935 – 1999
“Creative” DePrie is the name the author found for himself. His large drawings were made with colored pencils, graphite, and sometimes ink. The subjects were varied, ranging from what looked like egyptian pyramids, to suspension bridges, flowers in addition to ethereal figures of humans. When he drew a human figure, he represented it first naked, then added clothes. He was fascinated with nursery rhymes and ancient places, in particular Egypt. This West Virginian outsider, a navy veteran, lived with his pet dog in a small apartment.