Born in Ohio on Feb. 10, 1895. Sommer had a commercial art studio in Chicago in 1920. By 1930 he had settled in Los Angeles where he was a salesman for a lithography firm and painted in his leisure. He died there on Jan. 16, 1956.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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