Fifty Images : The Montpelier Hunt Races
Photographs of steeplechase racing, The Montpelier Hunt Races, at Orange, Virginia.
- Paperback | 60 pages
- 215.9 x 279.4 x 3.81mm | 208.65g
- 04 Jun 2015
- United States
- colour illustrations
About Stephen Proper Gredler
BIOGRAPH Stephen Proper Gredler was born in Ithaca, New York in 1949. His father, Charles Rogers Gredler, joined the U.S. Army Airborne after attending Cornell University for two years. When he returned he took a degree in Slavic languages. He married Eloise Electa Proper from New Jersey, who had waited for him to return. When Stephen was three months old, and his older brother, two; the family of four moved to Lexington, Massachusetts and his father took a degree from Simmons College and started as a cataloger at Harvard University's Widener Library. His father became the Director of the Slavic Division--a silent architect of the Cold War, and built the library from 500 volumes to more than 7,000,000 volumes by the time of his retirement in 1979. During those thirty years, he was contracted by the Library of Congress to duplicate Widener's holdings. His mother, Eloise Proper Gredler, first became a homemaker using a degree from Cornell to her best advantage, to care for four more children. In later years she started a second career-she developed a system for teaching remedial reading to children and adults, and for training parents and teachers; with an accent on the treatment of dyslexia. Mr. Gredler's parents retired to Nelson County, Virginia in 1979. His four brothers and sister reside in Virginia, and there are nine nieces and nephews, two grandnephews and three grandnieces. Stephen Gredler attended private schools all of his life, with brief experiences with public schools when curriculum requirements prevailed, including Bartlett Elementary, Manter Hall, Kalamazoo College, and Northeastern University. He attended the Kaji Aso' Studio Poetry Workshops in Haiku, and the competitive Frost Place Workshop in 1992. He has written twelve books of poetry, a book of his photographs, and has started a textbook concerning the lives of 36 pure poets and influential writers. A tape recording of a Tufts University Radio Show is available at the Poet's Library in Washington D.C. He is a lifetime associate member of the New England Poetry Club and had an affiliation with the Copley Society of Art in Boston for fifteen years, leaving the Society after winning six juried shows and one award and Copley Artist status. His photography was featured in ZOOM Magazine in 1999. He showed at Bozart in Charlottesville in the mid nineties.