: William Sommer (1967-1949) was born in Detroit, Michigan. He was a largely self-taught American Modernist painter, but he did have early instruction from Julius Melchers, an artist and commercial lithographer. In 1907, Sommer accepted a position with Otis Lithograph Company. In 1914, he moved to Brandywine, Ohio, where he worked for the Federal Art Project, painting several large-scale murals.
He continued painting until his death in 1949. View on Ohio Memory.
: SA1039AV_B12F09_029_001 Subjects
: Cleveland (Ohio); Federal Art Project Places
: Cleveland (Ohio); Cuyahoga County (Ohio)