A native of Woodsville, New Hampshire, Earle A. Titus was born on October 12, 1895, the son of Frank E. Titus and Nellie (King) Titus. After graduating from public schools in his hometown, he went to Boston, and studied at the New School of Design with John Douglas Connah and Vesper George, planning to enter the field of illustration. He subsequently did illustrations for the Saturday Evening Post, the Boston Post Magazine, and other periodicals. He also worked as a commercial artist.
For 40 years, he worked for Filene and Sons, mostly as a night superintendent, leaving daytime for his painting and hobbies like music, golf, and gardening. An accomplished flutist, he played with the Reading Symphony Orchestra, for many years. He was also and avid gardener, golfing enthusiast and Latin scholar and astronomer.
Titus and his friends Aldro T. Hibbard of Rockport, MA, and Lee W. Court of Canton, MA traveled through New England together, painting at Jamaica, Vermont, and other Vermont and northern New England locations, as well as at Monhegan Island in Maine.
He was a member of the Copley School of Art Society of Boston, and recently elected President of the Wakefield Art Association, before his sudden death of a heart attack in his home in Wakefield. His work is present in many private and corporate collections, and was widely exhibited locally in Massachusetts. Earle Titus died in 1962.
From AskArt Archives/granddaughter of the artist.