Tod Raphael Leroy Lindenmuth Biography

Tod Raphael Leroy Lindenmuth




Tod Raphael Leroy Lindenmuth was born May 4, 1885 in Allentown, PA.  His father was a painter-photographer who taught his son the techniques of photography.  He studied art at Chase School of Art in New York with a number of artists who had close ties to the art colony in Provincetown, MA.

Lindenmuth became a member of the Provincetown Printers group and was included in an exhibition at the Berlin Photographic Company in New York, the groups first major exhibition. He was an outspoken Modernist and fought for a modernist section in the Provincetown Art Association exhibition in 1926.  Lindenmuth, Blanche Lazzell, Agnes Weinrich and others were included in the First Modernistic Exhibition.

In the mid 1920’s he married fellow artist Elizabeth Warren and worked in the PWA and WPA during the 1930’s.  He stopped printing in 1940, moved to Rockport, MA and concentrated on his painting.  From the 1940’s to 1976 he spent winters in St. Augustine, Florida, where he died on November 6, 1976.

See A Spectrum of Innovation: Color in American Printmaking, David Acton, Worcester Museum, 1990 for more details.