A Navy veteran, plagued by heart problems and visibly “nervous”, Gerald DePrie lived alone with his dog in a small apartment in Huntington, West Virginia. “Creative” DePrie is a name he chose for himself.
The themes of his drawings, which he executed very quickly, are diverse: flowers, nudes, architecture. When he drew a character, “Creative” DePrie represented him first naked, then added clothing. He was fascinated by nursery rhymes and ancient places, especially Egypt.