Irving Lee Rader

Irving Lee Rader, died December 8, 2014. Irving Rader pursued a career in photography and graphic arts for over 50 years.  After serving as a Signal Corp photographer in the army, he trained under Ansel Adams at the Art Center College of Design in California.  He then operated Rader Studio for over 30 years, doing illustrative work for advertising and industry.  In 1975 he founded Metal Masters Corp where he worked until retiring in 1989.  At the same time Irv taught courses at the University of Missouri and had an exhibit at the St. Louis Art Museum.  Following retirement, he engaged in volunteer work in still and video photography at the St. Louis Art Museum, Missouri Historical Society, and the County Older Residents Program. Irv is survived by his wife of 59 years, Lena Ruth Rader, daughter Janet (Charles Markman) Rader, son Norman Paul (Karen) Rader, and grandchildren Nathaniel, Eliot, and Gregory Markman, Sarah and Courtney Rader.  He is brother of the late Miriam Rader (Maynard) Greenberg. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Eagle Scout Association of Greater St. Louis, P.O. Box 436, Creve Coeur, Mo. 63141 or the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, 12 Millstone Campus Drive, St. Louis, Mo. 63146. Rindskopf-Roth