Paul Albert Plaschke
(1880 - 1954)
Paul Albert Plaschke was active/lived in Kentucky, Indiana. Paul Plaschke is known for editorial caricature cartooning, plein air landscape painting.
Paul Albert Plaschke, a native of Germany, achieved recognition as a political cartoonist through his work at the Evening Post, Louisville Times and Courier-Journal newspapers in Louisville through the 1920s and at The Herald Examiner in Chicago in the 1930s.
His need to earn a livelihood as a cartoonist conflicted with his ambitions as a painter, but his reputation as an Impressionist landscape painter earned him a place at major American art exhibitions in the East and Midwest, including the Hoosier Salon.
Plaschke was a founder of the Louisville Art Academy and was instrumental in the beginnings of the Speed Art Museum. He was a student of George Luks at the Art Students League in New York.
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