Bob Brumblay, left, and Dave Fitzsimmons hold works by Griffin. (Photo
by Chris Anderson)

Worth Griffin. Photo courtesy WSU
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special
Collections
PULLMAN, Wash. – Worth D. Griffin stepped off the train in Pullman in the fall of 1924 to find Washington State College’s art department barely four years old and with just one other full-time faculty member.
 
Griffin had come to help teach design and creative composition and build a program. His advanced studies had been with portraitists including Wayman Adams and Charles Hawthorne.
 
In Griffin, that training would surface in his paintings of scenes and people he encountered around eastern Washington: Pullman’s grain elevators, local homesteaders, Native Americans and landscapes.
 
Read more in the spring issue of Washington State Magazine online here.
 
See slide shows of Griffin and his art here and here.