Paul Sample, American, 1896 - 1974


about 1930

Oil on canvas

Overall: 20 1/4 × 16 in. (51.4 × 40.6 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of the artist, Class of 1920



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed, lower left: PAUL STARRETT SAMPLE; inscribed, on stretcher reverse: Paul Sample 676 La Loma Red. Pasadena / "Kono" $75 [singed and titled, elsewhere on stretcher, reverse as well]

Course History

SART 31.01/SART 72.01, Painting II/III, Tom Ferrara, Fall 2022

Exhibition History

Fred Wilson, So Much Trouble in the World - Believe It or Not!, Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 4-December 11, 2005.

Painters and Sculptors Club 1930-1931, State Expositions Building, Eposition Park, Los Angeles, California, 1930-1931.

Publication History

Barbara Thompson, Fred Wilson, So Much Trouble in the World - Believe It or Not!, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2005.

Arthur Millier, "Art and the Machine: Prevalence of Machine Forms Offers New Materials for Artist to Digest and Use, Los Angeles Times, December 28, 1930, Caption below illustration: "Kono" by Paul Starrett Sample in the Painters and Sculptors Club exhibition."

Los Angeles Times, "Group Offers Best Showing: Painters' Sculptors' Club Standard Higher," December 28, 1930 ) Part III, p. 6) (refered to as "a sterling little portrait of a Japanese man.")


The artist; given to Dartmouth College Library; transferred to present collection, 1983

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