Painter and printmaker, Earl Stroh was born in Buffalo, New York. He began to study art in 1937 at the Art Institute of Buffalo. Later, he studied under Edwin Dickinson at the Art Students League in New York City. He also attended the University of New Mexico. In 1947 he moved to Taos, New Mexico, where he studied with Tom Benrimo and Andrew Dasburg.
During the late 1940’s, Helene Wurlitzer became one of Stroh’s patrons. He also received grants from the Helene V.B. Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, enabling him to spend several years in Paris where he painted and studied etching techniques at the Atelier Friedlander. Stroh also traveled and studied throughout Europe and in South America. During the 1970’s Stroh was invited to produce lithographs at the Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Stroh continues to paint and has recently completed two solar etching prints at Lynch Press in Taos. He has participated in one- person exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe, the Roswell Museum and Art Center in Roswell, the Fort Worth Fine Arts Museum in Fort Worth and the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos, among others.