Eanger Irving Couse (1866 -1936) was born into a rural family in Saginaw, Michigan. He started his practice early in life by drawing members of the nearby Chippawa tribe. He continued creating art and then he left to pursue his art studies and career.
He spent 3 month studying art at the Art Institute of Chicago, followed by studies at New York City’s Academy of Design and then École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He lived in France for nearly a decade, painting pictures of markets, fish stalls, and the Normandy Coast. He came back to the US and lived in New York City.