Paul Starrett Sample
(1896 – 1974)

Painter. Born in Louisville, KY on September 14, 1896. Sample served in the Navy in World War I and then attended Dartmouth College where he was intercollegiate boxing champion. After graduating in 1921 with an M.F.A. degree, he spent four years in the Adirondacks recuperating from tuberculosis. During this time he became interested in art and studied with Jonas Lie. In 1925 he moved to Pasadena and continued his studies at Otis Art Institute. From 1926-1936 he taught at USC. During the 1920’s he painted landscapes and during the 1930’s, produced Regionalist works of middle-class Americans. After a sabbatical in Europe, he returned to Vermont in 1938 where he was an artist-in-residence at Dartmouth College until retirement in 1962. Sample died in Hanover, NH on February 26, 1974.

Image courtesy Caldwell Gallery

Edan Milton Hughes, Artists in California 1786 – 1940

American Watercolor Society
California Art Club (President, 1931)
California Watercolor Society
National Academy (1941)
New Hampshire Art Association
Pasadena Art Association