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Wassmer, Theodore Milton, 1910-2006



  • Existence: 1910 - 2006

Biographical History

Theodore Milton Wassmer (1910-2006) was an artist based in Utah.

Theodore Milton Wassmer was born on February 23, 1910 in Salt Lake City. He grew up in Utah and studied art under Florence Ware until 1942, when he served in the Army Air Corps. He married Judy Farnsworth Lund in 1945. They lived in New York, where Wassmer studied under Japanese artist Yasuo Kuniyoshi. Over 2,000 of his paintings are owned by private collectors, museums, colleges, and schools in the United States and Europe. They returned to Utah in 1985, where he sold art until his death at age 96 in Salt Lake City. His birthday, February 23rd, was declared Theodore Wassmer day by Utah Governor Jon Huntsman in 2005. He died in 2006.

Theodore M. Wassmer papers, 1996-2009 (Theodore Milton Wassmer; Theodore M. Wassmer)

Brigham Young University, L. Tom Perry Special Collections worksheet, Oct. 14, 2009 (Theodore M. Wassmer; Utah artist)

Deseret News, via WWW, Oct. 13, 2009 (Theodore Milton Wassmer; d. Nov. 26, 2006), viewed Oct. 13, 2009 (Theodore Milton Wassmer; Theodore M. Wassmer; b. Feb. 23, 1910 in Salt Lake City, Utah; d. Nov. 26, 2007 in Salt Lake City, Utah)

OCLC, Oct. 13, 2009 (hdg: Wassmer, Theodore Milton, 1910-; usage: Theodore Milton Wassmer)

Springville Museum of Art newsletter, March 2007: p. 2 (Ted Wassmer)

Salt Lake Tribune, Nov. 28, 2006: Artist, raconteur had host of friends (b. 1910 in Salt Lake City, Utah; grew up in Utah; studied art under Florence Ware until 1942; served in Army Air Corps; married Judy Farnsworth Lund 1945; lived in New York; studied art under Yasuo Kuniyoshi; returned to Utah in 1985; sold art in SLC until 2006; birthday declared Theodore Wassmer day by Jon Huntsman in 2005)

Utah Artists Project website, via WWW, July 3, 2014 (b. Feb. 23, 1910; studied at the Art Student's League in both New York City and Woodstock; 2000 paintings in hands of collectors, museums, schools, etc.), via WWW, Oct. 15, 2012 (Theodore Wassmer; b. 1910; b. Feb. 23, 1910; served in military starting 1942; died 2006)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Theodore Milton Wassmer autobiography

 Item — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197232502093]
Identifier: MSS 6175

Life history of Theodore Milton Wassmer, including autobiography, photocopies of paintings, pictures, and newspaper clippings. Approximately 475 pages.

Dates: 1992