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Sam Messer

Born: Sep 11, 1955

Birthplace: New York City

Nationality: United States

Sam Messer

Date of Birth : Sep 11, 1955
Birth Place : New York City

Sam Messer is a painter living in Brooklyn, New York with his wife, film writer and director Eleanor Gaver, and daughter. He is Associate Dean and professor at the Yale School of Art. He has painted numerous paintings of the author Paul Auster's typewriter. Messer has also written One Man By Himself: Portraits of John Serl in 1995. In this book the main character is Jon Serl a folk artist. Messer wrote this book at the end of Serl's life. He is represented by the Nielsen Gallery in Boston, Massachusetts.

Awards Won


  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
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