Along the Ohio
original ink drawing
2 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches (image)
The North Carolina native came to Louisville in 1919 to work for the Courier-Journal as an editorial cartoonist, a post he held until 1956, when Hugh Haynie took the job. Before coming to the area Page had studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Page was a charter member of the Wonderland Way Art Club in New Albany, Indiana, and exhibited in the first Wonderland Way show in 1935.
Page was as celebrated for his wood engravings as he was for his newspaper cartooning. His Noah, also known as Ohio River Noah, took first prize in the 1940 Southern States Art League printmaker competition. It is currently on exhibition at the Filson Historical Society in Louisville. He did wood engravings, drawings and paintings of scenes in Appalachian Kentucky, Southern Indiana and the Louisville area.
The Carnegie Center for Art & History in New Albany had an exhibition for him and his son, Grover Page Jr., in 2000, From the Headlines to the Frontlines: The Artwork of Grover Page and Grover Page Jr.
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