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Harry Shokler
(Ohio, 1896 - 1978, New York)

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Harry Shokler was born in 1896 in Cincinnati, Ohio and lived in Manhattan and Brooklyn, New York, later settling in Londonderry, Vermont. He was an active WPA artist and an author and teacher of art.

Shokler taught at the Brooklyn Museum School, Princeton University, Columbia University, and Southern Vermont Artists. He studied at the Cincinnati Art Academy; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; New York School of Fine and Applied Arts and the Academie Colarossi in Paris.
Shokler's teachers included H. Wessel, D. Garber, and H. Giles.

He was a member of the National Serigraph Society; the American Color Print Society; the Artists League of America; Southern Vermont Artists (Trustee); the Miller Art Center; the Chagee Art Museum; Chester Art Guild and West River Artists.

Shokler exhibited at Society of Independent Artists (1926); Paris Salon, Paris, France (1928); Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Annual (1930, 1936); National Academy of Design, New York (1943-46); Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. (1944-45); San Francisco Museum of Art, California (1945); Northwest Printmakers (1944-45); Southern Vermont Artists; Dayton Art Institute; Chaffee Art Museum (1969 Award for Pigeon Cove; Albany Print Biennial (Award for Tunisian Coffee House); Miller Art Center (Award for West River in March); "NYC WPA Art" at Parsons School of Design (1977); and the Grand Central Art Galleries, New York (1970s).


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