biographie de Samuel BOOKATZ (1910-2009)

Birth place: Phila., PA

Addresses: Wash., DC

Profession: Painter, sculptor

Studied: Cleveland Inst.; BMFA Sch. Art; Harvard Univ.; Acad. Grande Chaumière and Acad. Colarossi, Paris, France; Am. Acad. Rome, Italy; also with Oskar Kokoschka, Ivan Mestrovic.

Exhibited: Cleveland Mus. Art, 1930-46, 1940 (solo); Corcoran Gallery Art biennials, 1945-61 (solo, 1946); PAFA, 1951-58; VMFA, 1940, 1955; First Columbus Painting Biennial (OH), 1957; Arnot AM; BMA, 1960. Awards: William Page Award & Prix de Rome Award in the Arts Boston Mus.,1937; Inst. Allende fel., 1954; Ford Found. grant, 1962.

Member: NSMP

Work: Corcoran Gal.; PMG; WMAA; CMA; Norfolk Mus. Art & Sci., VA. Commissioned portraits: Pres. & Mrs F.D. Roosevelt, 1941; Gov. David L. Lawrence, Pa., 1965. Commissioned murals: US Naval Hosp., Norfolk, Va. & San Diego, Calif., 1942-1945; Americana, Des Moines, Iowa, 1966; Govt. Turn Key Housing for Aged, Prince George's Co., MD; Della Ratta Off. Bldg., Bethesda, MD, 1971.

Comments: Positions: "White House artist," 1941-43. Teaching: dir. art, Samuel Bookatz Sch. Art, Wash., DC, 1945-70s.

Sources: WW73; WW47.

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