The following information was submitted in April of 2006 by Paul and Linda Champanier, his son and daughter-in-law:
Most often recognized for his WPA-era murals, Abram August Shampanier was active from the early to mid 20th century. He was known for his portraits and paintings in a variety of styles, including a combination of machine/mechanical parts, which he called "Staccatoism." He founded the Saxton Fells School of Art in Kingston, New York.
A.A. Champanier's earlier paintings are signed Shampanier, but during the 1930s, he began spelling the name 'Champanier.'
He studied in the Art Students League of New York under Frank Vincent DuMond, Kenneth Hayes Miller, F. Louis Mora, George B. Bridg
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