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Lee Gatch
Date: American painter, 1902–1968
Biography: Born near Baltimore, Gatch studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art with Leon Kroll and John Sloan, before heading to Paris in the 1920s, where he attended the Académie Modern with Moise Kisling and André Lhote, whose cubism profoundly influenced Gatch's style. Returning to New York, Gatch found success. He spent the summer of 1935 in the artists' colony Yaddo, where he met his wife, the artist Elsie Driggs. Gatch and Driggs settled on a farm in Lambertville, New Jersey, for the rest of their lives.