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
He earned his BFA (1951) and MFA (1953) from the Art Institute of Chicago.
venues included museums in Denver, Dallas, Acapulco, Kalamazoo, and
Oklahoma City. He completed a mural for the 1968 Hemisfair in San
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."