Brushes With Fame
Kittitas County’s Celebrity Connections
Kittitas County boasts a wealth of people with name recognition across the region, the country and in some cases the world. Here are just a few.
John ClymerWestern Artist
John Clymer (1907-1989) was a painter and illustrator known for work that portrayed Mother Nature and the Wild West. He was born in Ellensburg and studied art via a correspondence course and in Canada illustrating for various magazines. After marrying in 1937 he moved to Westport, Connecticut, from where he illustrated for Argosy, The Saturday Evening Post, Woman’s Day and Field and Stream. His portfolio includes work for White Horse Scotch Whisky, the Pennsylvania Railroad and Chrysler Corporation. A museum on 416 North Pearl Street in Ellensburg bears his name (the Clymer Museum).(Image courtesy of the Clymer Museum.)
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