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Fritz Schlemmer

 (1892 - 1947)
Fritz (Ferdinand) Louis Schlemmer was active/lived in Massachusetts, Indiana.  Fritz Schlemmer is known for portrait-figure, still life painting.

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Ferdinand Louis (Fritz) Schlemmer (1892-1947)

A portrait, still life and landscape painter, he was born and raised in Crawfordsville, Indiana, the son of Otto and Louise (Miller) Schlemmer.  He enrolled in Wabash College but soon left to study art at the School of the Art Institute at Chicago.

In 1917, he was commissioned a first lieutenant, 89th Division of the United States Army and served as Divisional Camouflage Officer during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive in World War One.

After the war he studied in Paris and also spent winters in Florida where he did society portraits.  During the summers he studied in Provincetown, Massachusetts at the Cape Cod School of Art with Charles Hawthorne.

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