Vernon Rinehardt (Vern) Wosnak
(1906 - 1992)
Vernon Rinehardt (Vern) Wosnak was active/lived in California, New York. Vernon Wosnak is known for palette knife painting-western, history, nude figure.
Biography Vernon Rinehardt (Vern) Wosnak
The following biography was prepared by Edward Wosnak, eldest son of the artist, Vernon Wosnak.
Vernon "Vern" Rinehardt Wosnak was born July 24, 1906 in Oakland CA to parents Edward A. and Anna C. (Michelson) Wosnak. He and younger sister Marian were raised in Oakland, CA. Vernon passed away in a Los Angeles nursing home, near his son Mike, at the age of 85, three months after his wife died.
Vern was educated as an artist and was also a talented trombonist, traveling extensively and playing with a swing band in his 20's. He was a tall, lithe, outgoing man who loved the California sun and waxing his car every weekend. He walked with a stiff limp after suffering a broken leg in a toboggan acc
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