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Info about - Shokler
A resident of Londonderry, Vermont, Harry Shokler was a printmaker and taught at the Brooklyn Museum School. He was a member of the National Serigraph Society, the American Color Print Society and the Artists League of America. He was a WPA artist in the New York City graphic arts division. He has exhibited at the National Academy of Design, the San Fransisco Museum of Art and the Library of Congress. He is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Syracuse Museum of Fine Art, the Library of Congress and many others. He is the author of Artists Manual for Silkscreen Printmaking.
Born in Ohio, Harry Shokler studied at the Cincinnati Art Academy, the Chester Springs Academy (Pennsylvania), and the New York School of Fine and Applied Arts. A traveling fellowship enabled him to spend several early painting years in Europe and North Africa a fruitful period that culminated in a one-man show of his work in Paris at the Gallerie de Marsan. He also exhibited at the Salon des Beaux Arts in Paris, the National Academy of Design, the San Francisco Museum of Art and the Library of Congress. In addition to oil painting, Shokler's other media were etching, wood engraving and serigraphy. One of the early developers of silk screen printmaking, he was a member of the Silk Screen Group, president of the National Serigraph Society, the American Color Print Society and the Artists League of America. and a teacher at the Brooklyn Museum of Art School, actively promoting the medium's acceptance through teaching and lecturing. His book on serigraphy, "Artists Manual for Silk Screen Printmaking" has gone through many printings. He was a WPA artist in the New York City graphic arts division. During his career, he has been included in numerous national group exhibitions and has had over fifty one-man shows in various parts of the country. His works are held in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum, the Syracuse Museum, the Carnegie Institute the Library of Congress, the Princeton Print Club and many others- From New York City WPA Art, NYC WPA Artists Inc, New York, 1977
Born in 1896 in Cincinnati, Ohio, Harry Shokler lived in Manhattan and Brooklyn, New York, and later settled in Londonderry, Vermont. Shokler was an active WPA, or Works Progress Administration, artist under Roosevelt's New Deal. He was also an author and teacher of art. He taught at the Brooklyn Museum School; Princeton University, New Jersey; Columbia University, New York City; and Southern Vermont Artists. Shokler himself studied at the Cincinnati Art Academy, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the New York School of Fine and Applied Arts, and the Academie Colarossi in Paris, France. His teachers included H. Wessel, Daniel Garber, and H. Giles. Shokler was a member of the National Serigraph Society, the American Color Print Society, the Artists League of America, the Southern Vermont Artists (art committee and trustee), the Miller Art Center, the Chagee Art Museum, the Chester Art Guild, and the West River Artists. He exhibited at the Society of Independent Artists (1926), the Paris Salon (1928), the PAFA Annual (1930, 1936), the National Academy of Design (1943-46), the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. (1944-45), the San Francisco Museum of Art in San Francisco, California (1945), Northwest Printmakers (1944-45), Southern Vermont Artists, the Dayton Art Institute, the Chaffee Art Museum (1969 Award for Pigeon Cove), the Albany Print Biennial (award for Tunisian Coffee House), the Miller Art Center (award for West River in March), "NYC WPA Art" at Parsons School of Design (1977), and the Grand Central Art Galleries in New York (1970s). Shokler's paintings are in the permanent collections of museums including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the Syracuse Museum, the Newark Museum in Newark, New Jersey, the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, the Cincinnati Public Library, the Princeton Print Club, the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., the Cleveland Museum of Art in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York