C. Clyde Squires was born in Salt Lake City Utah, on August 29,1883, and began working as a newspaper artist in Salt Lake when he was a teenager. In 1901 he went to New York, where he attended the New York School of Art and studied with Robert Henri and Kenneth Hayes Miller for a year. After spending another year in Salt Lake, he again traveled to New York, where he secured a part-time position with the Pictorial Review, studying at the Art Students League and, again, at the New York School of Art the rest of his time.
In 1906, he opened a studio in New York and in 1908 moved to Wilmington at Howard Pyle’s invitation, occupyin one of studios at 1305 North Franklin Street and attending the weekly criticisms and lectures.
Squires’s first illustration was published in Life in 1906, and he remained a frequent contributor to that magazine until about 1920. He specialized in pictures which were not, strictly speakin illustrations to a story but were self-contained, needing only a caption, T& e subjects tended to rather sentimentalized views of youthful love. Later in his career he became known for his romantic Western pictures. His work appeared in Harper’s Weekly, The Reader, Western Romances, Woman’s Home Companion, Western Monthly, and Judge.