Biografie von William Howard SHUSTER (1893-1969)

Birth place: Philadelphia, PA

Death place: Albuquerque, NM

Addresses: Santa Fe, NM

Profession: Painter, graphic artist, sculptor, educator, illustrator

Studied: Drexel Inst. (electrical engineering); Philadelphia, with J.W. Server; Santa Fe, with J. Sloan, 1920

Exhibited: S. Indp. A., 1921-23, 1925-28, 1940-42; Sesqui-Centennial Expo, Phila., 1926; WFNY 1939; GGE, 1939; Mus. New Mexico, Santa Fe, 1946 (solo); numerous traveling exhib.; Santa Fe Fiesta; Santa Fe Rodeo Assn.; New Mexico State Fair (prize); Grand Junction, CO (prize).

Member: Santa Fe P&S; Los Cinco Pintores; AAPL; Soc. Independent Artists

Work: Mus. New Mexico, Santa Fe; Newark Art Mus.; BM; NYPL.; sculpture, Spanish Am. Normal Sch., El Rio, NM; Carlsbad Caverns Nat. Park.

Comments: Injured during WWI; returned to study art, but was advised to go West for his health. He followed Sloan to New Mexico in 1920. One of Los Cinco Pintores. He explored Carlsbad Caverns in 1924. Primarily a realist. Illustrator: My Life on the Frontier," by Gov. M.A. Otero.

Sources: WW59; WW47; P&H Samuels, 442; Eldredge, et al., Art in New Mexico, 1900-1945, 207."

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