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A David von Schlegell Timeline


1920-1950

1920
Born in St. Louis, only child of two painters. Family soon moves to New York area, vacationing in artist's colony at Ogunquit Maine.

1930-1944

Works at nautical design in Maine and New York, works for Boeing Aeronautics, studies engineering at U. Michigan. Considers becoming a lobsterman but decides not to.

1944-1945

Trains as pilot, serves in U.S. airforce, European theater. Wins purple heart.

1946-47

Recovers in Mexico. Decides to become an artist.

1947-50

Moves to Ogunquit, Maine full time. Studies painting with father "Gustav" William von Schlegell.


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