Discipline: Visual Art – painting

Samuel Salko

Discipline: Visual Art – painting
Region: Pennsylvania
MacDowell Fellowships: 1950

Samuel Salko (1888 - 1968) was active/lived in Pennsylvania and the Russian Federation. He is known as a painter and decorator.

Salko was born in Russia and studied in art schools there, but left as a young man arriving in Seattle by way of China. He worked in different trades there before he came to Philadelphia where he was naturalized as a US citizen. He won a scholarship to the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and during WWII he worked as artist/illustrator at the Frankford Arsenal and received a certificate from the War Department for his praiseworthy contribution to the war effort.



Samuel Salko worked in the Barnard studio.

Originally built near MacDowell's Union Street entrance, the Barnard Studio — which was funded by Barnard College music students — was re-located to its current site in 1910. When the small structure was moved, its size was doubled with the addition of a second room. This remodeling, financed by Mrs. Thomas E. Emery of Cincinnati…

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