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 Sam Ladenson  (1927 - 2004)

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Lived/Active: Pennsylvania/New York      Known for: still life painting, collage

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1927 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
 
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2004 (New York City)

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The following biographical information has been provided by Elisabeth Ladenson, daughter; with additional information provided by Mario Paone and Dadie Perlov, collectors.

Sam Ladenson (1927-2004)

Early in Ladenson’s career, he painted heavily from nature, focusing especially on grasses, then worked for a while on bottles and jars before moving into collages.  Most of the middle and last years of his life he worked primarily on collages.   The bulk of his remaining work is collage.

Born April 5, 1927, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Attends local public schools, then West Philadelphia High School.

1942 (age 15) visits studio of Philadelphia portrait painter Robert Susann, meets Susann’s daughter Jacqueline (age 24), future author of Valley of the Dolls (etc.)

1945 enlists in Army, becomes Master Sergeant; sent to France and Germany at end of WWII.  Involved in a jeep accident, spends some months in military hospital in France.

1947 honorably discharged from Army

c.1951 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia.  Studies with Walter Stuempfig (1914-1970); classmates include William Scharf, Chester Maxwell, and Chase Decker.  Awarded Cresson Scholarship, studies in England and France (Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris).

1951 Marries Irene Akhimoff, moves to New York.

1958 Extended studies, painting and travels in Europe

1961 Daughter Elisabeth born, NY

1960s  Shows at:

Durlacher Gallery, NY
Bodley Gallery, NY (Madison Ave) (David Mann)
Brief write-ups in Newsweek Magazine and other publications

1970s  Shows at:

Dickson Gallery, Georgetown, Washington DC (Dickson Yates)
Roko Gallery, NY (Greenwich Ave) (Michael Froelich)
Weyhe Gallery, NY (Upper East Side) (Gertrude Dennis)

1980s:

1985: Work appears in The Collage Handbook, John and Joan Digby (Thames and Hudson, 1985, pp.166-7)
Spring 1986:  Show of collages at Martin Sumers Gallery, NY (57th St)
June-July 1987:  Work represented in “Collage and Construction: 12 Concepts” Show, Temperance Hall Gallery, Bellport NY

1990s:

1998: Beacon Hill Fine Art, NY (Debra Force; Debra Force continued to represent SL’s work at Debra Force Fine Art, Inc., 14 East 73rd St, Suite 4B, NY NY 10021)

Partial List of Awards During Lifetime:

First Cheltennam, Pennsylvania Annual Award
Harrison Morris Watercolor Award at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

Additionally shown at:

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Rochester Museum of Fine Arts

Represented in private collections in England, France and the United States.

Health declines steadily (spinal stenosis and a variety of assorted other ills)

Sam Ladenson died March 2, 2004, New York.

Irene Akhimoff Ladenson died January 15, 2005, New York.


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