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.
Tags: Auseklis Ozols, New Orleans Artist, Philadelphia Artist, Philadelphia school of painting, Walter Stuempfig