A graduate of the Cleveland School of Art in 1924, Lawrence Blazey supported himself as an advertising artist, product development engineer, and designer. He had further studies at the American Designers Institute, Cranbrook Academy of Art, and the Slade School of Art in London. When he returned to Cleveland, he taught night classes at his alma mater and gave lectures on ceramics and industrial and architectural design.

He is noted for his distinctive, precise watercolor technique of outlining combined with gestural brush-strokes, a method he used often in rendering night scenes with billowing smoke and approaching twilight.

Source: "American Art Review" & Peter Falk, "Who Was Who in American Art"