American painter who was known for his skill in Naive art and was the first self taught American painter in the 20th century to be recognized by a museum.
He worked as a gandy dancer for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad at McKeesport.
He performed his first one-man show in New York in 1931.
He married and had children with Maggie Halloran.
Jack Vettriano was also a notable painter who was born in Scotland.