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Samuel Schmucker

 (1879 - 1921)
Samuel Loren Schmucker was active/lived in Pennsylvania.  Samuel Schmucker is known for painting and illustration.

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Biography   Samuel Schmucker


Samuel Loren Schmucker was born February 20, 1879, in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, and died of heart failure on September 4, 1921, at Southold, Long Island. His one great passion was art even though his right hand had been crippled from polio in childhood. Samuel adopted a clawlike grip to draw and paint, holding the pencil or brush between his right index and second finger, with all movement coming from his arm.

Schmucker was enrolled in drawing and painting classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts from 1897-98 and 1898-99 and at the Howard Pyle Institute at Drexel from 1899-1900.  He is recognized by most as the finest and most collectible American postcard artist from the Golden Age of postcards, circa 189   ...  Displaying 750 of 2330 characters.

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