Painter, muralist, illustrator, graphic designer, George Samerjan was
born in Boston, MA on May 12, 1915. Samerjan moved to California
with his family in 1921, and soon settled in Hollywood where he studied
at the Chouinard and Otis Art Institutes.
During the 1930s he was art director of CBS Radio and painted murals in
post offices in Culver City, Maywood, and Calexico, CA under the
auspices of the Federal Art Project. During this time he also
taught at Occidental College and Otis Art Institute.
Following service in WWII, he was art director of the Los Angeles Times
for two years. Upon moving to NYC in 1947, he became creative director for Esquire
magazine, and taught at Pratt InstitutNearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here
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