(1906 - 1990)
Gordon Samstag was active/lived in New York, Florida / Australia. Gordon Samstag is known for figure and genre painting, sculpture, illustration.
Biography Gordon Samstag
A painter, sculptor, illustrator and educator, Gordon Samstag was born in New York City, where he studied at the National Academy of Design* and the Art Students League*. He also studied with Charles Hawthorne at Provincetown, and was in Paris where he enrolled in the Academie Colarossi.*
During the 1930s, Samstag was a WPA* artist for the Federal Art Project*, and from this period, his painting of a black cleaning woman, Proletarian, is in the collection of the Toledo Art Museum. A 1981
exhibition at the Wichita Art Museum, Kansas, The Neglected Generation of
American Realist Painters 1930-1948, confirmed his status as a significant
social-realist* painter of the 'American Scene'*. Also he did
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