About the Lithograph: Very good.condition. Print has slipped under
the mat; unexamined out of the original frame
which bears the labels of the American Association
The Slope Near the Bridge, lithograph, pencil signed,
9" x 13" plate, 14.25"
About the Artist: Paul Starrett Sample was born in Louisville,
Kentucky in 1894, but spent his youth living
with his family in practically every section
of the country. He studied at Dartmouth College,
where he was an outstanding athlete, particularly
a boxer, and a good saxophonist. He spent
the last year of World War I in the navy
and returned to Dartmouth to graduate. Soon
afterward, he developed tuberculosis and
spent the next four years at a sanitarium
in the Adirondack Mountains, where he settled
on a painting career. When he regained his
health, he studied art with Jonas Lie in
1923.From 1926 to 1938, Sample was on the
art faculty of the University of Southern
California. In 1938 he was appointed artist-in-residence
at Dartmouth College, and he remained there
until his retirement in 1962. In the early
1940's, Sample was recognized by "Life"
magazine as one of the foremost painters
in America, and his work was profiled in
"Art News," "Esquire,"
"Country Gentleman," and "American
Artist."Sample worked in a regionalist
style, with life in rural New England, especially
Vermont, dominating his oeuvre. During his
career, Sample exhibited with Feragil Galleries
and then Associated American Artists and
Vose Galleries in Boston. He also exhibited
frequently at the National Academy, the Pennsylvania
Academy of Fine Art, the Carnegie Institute,
and the Worcester Museum. He had many other
successful solo and group shows during his
long career. Paul Sample died at his home
in Norwich, Vermont in 1974.
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