Charles DeFeo (1892 - 1978) was an American artist and illustrator best known for his wildlife and fish portraits. DeFeo was born in New Castle, Delaware and studied under Howard Pyle in Wilmington before leaving school and moving to New York where he spent the rest of his life. He continued his art studies in New York, and soon gained a reputation for his fish and game bird illustrations. As a young man, he also made a living creating cover art for sport and detective magazine. In the 1940 and 1950s, his fish and bird paintings were used by the Seagrams Company in prized annual calendars. DeFeo was also a world-class fly fisherman known for tying elaborate flies. He often fished with the baseball great Ted Williams, and the pair sometimes would go fishing in South America during the off-season. DeFeo was married to Bessie W. Slade for more than thirty years.

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