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    Mid Century Modern

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    Fred Samuelson (1925-)

    Born in Harvey, Illinois, Fred Samuelson became a painter and art
    instructor, devoting much of his life, beginning 1955, to the teaching
    of drawing and painting at the Institute Allende in San Miquel Allende,
    Mexico. For the Art Department, he also served as Chair and Director of
    Graduate Studies.

    He earned his BFA (1951) and MFA (1953) from the Art Institute of Chicago.

    Exhibition
    venues included museums in Denver, Dallas, Acapulco, Kalamazoo, and
    Oklahoma City. He completed a mural for the 1968 Hemisfair in San
    Antonio.

    Richard Plumly, of Fine Arts of Texas gallery in San
    Antonio, wrote in November 2012 that "Fred Binder Samuelson was also a
    Texas artist. He lived in Texas and exhibited at the Dallas Museum of
    Art in the early 60's. Also he was a friend of our family and visited us
    often in the 60's, 70's & 80's. My mother bought many paintings
    from him and also taught art in the Summer at the Hill Country Arts
    Foundation at Ingram, Texas.

    According to Frank Gerrietts July,
    2003, after Samuelson's retirement from the Institute Allende, he moved
    to Florida where: "He now lives and exhibits out of his studio at 133
    Valencia Road Rockledge, Florida."