Paul Starrett Sample
(1896 - 1974)
Paul Starrett Sample was active/lived in New Hampshire, California, Vermont. Paul Sample is known for landscape, genre and still-life painter, art educator.
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Biography Paul Starrett Sample
Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Paul Sample established his reputation as
a Regionalist landscape, figure and genre painter, particularly of New
England subject matter.
He was raised in the Midwest and
attended Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, where reportedly
he slept through art appreciation courses because he was much more
interested in sports and music.
He served in World War I in the
Navy, and returned to graduate from Dartmouth. Shortly afterwards, he got
tuberculosis, which led him to art because it was a more sedentary activity
than his previous pursuits.
In 1925, he moved to California
and enrolled at the Otis Art Institute where his teacher was Jonas Lie,
and he took private lessons from S
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