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Joseph Plavcan

 (1908 - 1981)
Joseph Michael Plavcan was active/lived in Pennsylvania.  Joseph Plavcan is known for landscape painting.

Biography   Joseph Plavcan

Inspired to become a painter as a student of illustrator and painter George Ericson/Eugene Iverd (1893-1936) in Erie, Pennsylvania at Academy High School, Joseph Plavcan enrolled in 1926 at the Pennsylvania Academy where Ericson had also studied.  Plavcan was awarded a Cresson Scholarship, which allowed him to study in Europe in 1928.  Then he returned to Erie, where he became an art teacher at the Technical High School from 1932 to 1970.  He was highly respected and influential because he aimed his teaching far beyond the trade-school requirements of that institution, such as taking his students into landscape settings to do plein-air painting. 

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