Myron Stout was born December 5, 1908 in Denton, Texas north of Dallas where he grew up, attended North Texas University and first studied painting in 1930. While teaching in the San Antonio public schools, Stout studied painting for the next seven years.
In 1938 Stout spent the summer in Provincetown and the following year he decided to teach at a boarding school in Honolulu while spending summers in New York. Immediately after Pearl Harbor, Stout was drafted and served in the Pacific for the next five years.
Stout came to New York in 1947 and attended the Hoffmann School on West 8th Street under the G.I. Bill. The next two summers he spent in Provincetown and in 1949 travelled through France and Italy. In 1952 Stout moved to Provincetown year round, lived at Days Lumberyard and bought a studio a few doors from Hans Hoffmann’s studio. Myron Stout lived in Provincetown until his death in 1987.
A grant from the National Endowment in 1967 followed by a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1969 allowed Stout to make three trips to Greece and Crete. These Mediterranean cultures were of great importance to him throughout his life and strongly influenced his work evidenced in the titles of some of his paintings, such as Aegis, Apollo and Delphi.
Richard Bellamy began to represent Stout’s work in the late 1950s, holding his first exhibition at the Hansa Gallery. In 1992 Richard Bellamy of Oil and Steel approached the Washburn Gallery to represent the Estate of Myron Stout with him and subsequently the Gallery has organized seven Stout exhibitions, including the forthcoming “Myron Stout: Landscape Drawings,” March 8 – April 14, 2018.