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|Joseph Mortimer Lichtenauer, Jr. (1876-1966)|
In the archives of the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic Games, Joseph Mortimer Lichtenauer, Jr. is listed as a 5'9" tall, 56 years old member of the US Team - competing in the event of Sports Themed Art with his painting The Archer.
By the time of this event the artist was a well established painter-sculptor-muralist not only in America but in Europe as well. Born in New York, he began his studies at the highly regarded Art Students League. Eventually he moved on to the Academie Julian, in Paris, France (the first art school to admit female art students) and later studied, worked and traveled extensively in Italy.
Around 1903 he became a regular exhibitor (receiving a medal in 1905) at the Paris Salon which brought him the attention of art collectors and dealers.
After returning to the States he lived in New York, Los Angeles and Westport, CT.
American Federation of Arts
National Society of Mural Painters
Architectural League of New York
American Artists Professional League
National Academy of Design
Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Academy & Institute of Arts and Letters
Washington Irving High School
Wallach Theatre, all in New York City
Information provided by Lui Antal Deak from online open source research
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Joseph Lichtenauer, Jr. is also mentioned in these AskART essays:
San Francisco Panama-Pacific Exhibition 1915