Samuel Brecher Biography

Samuel Brecher

American

1897-1982

Biography

Samuel Brecher (1897 – 1982)

 

Birth place: Boryslaw, Austria

Addresses: NYC

Profession: Painter, educator

Studied: CUASch.; NAD; special study with Charles W. Hawthorne, Provincetown, MA & NYC.

Exhibited: NAD, 1924, 1927, 1931, 1936, 1937, 1945, 1946; AFA Traveling Exhib., 1931, 1944; ACA Gal., 1935 (solo); Dayton AI, 1936; AIC, 1936, 1938; PAFA, 1936, 1943; WFNY, 1939; GGE, 1939; CM, 1939; CI, 1941(Directions in American Painting), 1944; SFMA, 1942 (Sawdust and Spangles); Salons of Am.; Walker Art Center, 1943; VFMA, 1944 (4th Biennial Exhib. Contemporay Am. Paintings); BM, 1944; Hudson Walker Gal., 1938, 1940 (solo); Kraushaar Gal., 1942, 1944 (solo); American Art Today, NYWF, 1939; Corcoran Gal., 1953 (23rd Biennial Exhib.); SC, 1950 (first prize in oil painting);14th Ann. Audubon Exhib., 1956 (prize in oil painting); 8th Ann. Exhib. Nat. Soc. Casein Painters, 1962 (first prize); Winston Gallery, Fort Lee, NJ, 1970s; NYC WPA Exhib., Parsons School Design, 1977.

Member: Audubon Artists; Allied Artists; Nat. Soc. Casein Painters; NJ Painters & Sculptors Soc.

Work: MMA; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Newark Mus. Art, NJ; Florida Southern College, Lakeland; Tel Aviv Mus. & Ein Harod Mus., Israel.

Comments: Preferred media: oils. Teaching: WPA teaching project, 1933-38; Newark School Fine & Industrial Art, 1946-74.

Sources: WW73; Charles Z. Offin, Cape Cod on Canvas," Pictures on Exhib (Jan.,1942); Zelda Ormont, "Samuel Brecher, Artist," Caravan (Nov.,1946); Howard Devree, "Portrait of Staten Island," New York Times Magazine, Jan. 13, 1957; WW47; New York City WPA Art, 12 (w/repros.)"