Lawrence Edwin BLAZEY

Cleveland 1902 - Cleveland(?) 1999


Lawrence Edwin Blazey studied under the painter Frank Wilcox at the Cleveland School of Art, and also studied at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan and the Slade School of Art in London. He is best known as a draughtsman and illustrator, with a particular affinity for city and urban views, and also worked as an advertising artist, architectural and industrial designer, ceramicist and product development engineer. He exhibited at the Cleveland Museum of Art between 1929 and 1957, winning several prizes, and also showed his work at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Syracuse Museum of Fine Art, and elsewhere, as well as in the National Ceramic Travelling Exhibition of 1954. In later years Blazey taught at the Cleveland School of Art, and also gave lectures on industrial design. Works by Blazey are in the Cleveland Museum of Art and elsewhere.