biography of Samuel John ARMSTRONG (1893-1977)

Birth place: Denver, CO

Addresses: Santa Barbara, CA, 1930s; Stellacoon Lake, WA

Profession: Painter, illustrator, muralist

Studied: Pa. Mus. Sch. Indst. A.; Mechanics Art Inst., Rochester; with J.L.G. Ferris; Albert Herter.

Exhibited: Seattle, WA, 1925; Pac. Northwest Expo., Seattle, 1927 (first prize); NW Independent Salon, Seattle, 1928 (third prize).

Member: Santa Barbara AL.

Work: murals, Fox Arlington Theatre, Santa Barbara, Calif., Edward L. Doheny, Jr. Mem. Lib., UCLA; portraits, Temple of Justice, Olympia, Wash.

Comments: Founded: Armstrong Sch. A., Tacoma, 1923; art ed., Tacoma News Tribune, 1918-28; staff, Walt Disney Studios, Hollywood.

Sources: WW40; Hughes, Artists of California, 23; Trip and Cook, Washington State Art and Artists.