Photo of Auseklis Ozols and Walter Stuempfig, 1963

Photo of Auseklis Ozols and Walter Stuempfig having their Shoes Shined, 1963

Auseklis Ozols with his painting professor and mentor, American artist, Walter Stuempfig (perhaps 1963.) Ozols sits with Stuempfig in a park while he has his shoes shined. Stuempfig was from an old Philadelphia family and a well respected, highly sought after painter in the North East. He taught at The Museum School of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, ( the first Art Academy in America) where he met Ozols as a student. Ozols went on to win the most prestigious prizes and positions offered to students at the Academy.

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