Born in Denver, CO on Nov. 7, 1893, Samuel Armstrong studied at the Philadelphia School of Industrial Art and Rochester (NY) Mechanics' Art Institute. He had an art school in Tacoma, WA in 1923 and was art editor for the Tacoma News Tribune
During the 1930s, he lived in Santa Barbara, CA and later joined the staff at Walt Disney Studios as an animator for Fantasia
. He was well known for his illustrations and covers for Sunset
magazine. Armstrong died in Los Angeles on Jan. 24, 1977.
Pacific NW Expo, Seattle, 1927 (1st prize); Santa Barbara Art League, 1930s; NW Independent Salon (Seattle), 1928 (3rd prize); Gardena (CA) High School, 1933. Murals:
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
WWNWA; AAA 1921-33; Ben; WWAA 1936-41.Nearly 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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