Meadowlark Gallery: The Artist Biographies

Ogden M. Pleissner (1905-1983)
Ogden Minton Pleissner was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1905 and died in 1983. Pleissner was educated at the Brooklyn Friends School. He studied at the Artists Student League, the pupil of F. J. Boston, Bridgman, and DuMond. In 1932, the Metropolitan Museum of Art purchased an oil painting that made him their youngest artist. He began painting in watercolor in the 1930's. In World War II, he painted for the U. S. Air Force and also for Life Magazine. He also specialized in realistic watercolors of city subjects in France, Italy, and Spain. Fond of the outdoors, he made many Western hunting and fishing trips where he combined them with painting.
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