TERENCE DUREN (1906-1968) Terrance Duren was born on a farm in Shelby Nebraska. Although Duren studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Cleveland Art Institute and the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, he created most of his artwork in the studio of his Nebraska home. While the artist studied in Paris, Henri Matisse told him never to deviate from his fresh style because it set him apart. “Easter Hats” is an example of such work. Duren’s creative efforts involved mural and landscape painting as well as illustration and stage production. He did numerous illustrations for the "Omaha World Herald" and exhibited at the Metropolitan Art Museum in New York and the Corcoran Gallery in Washington D.C.