As a child when asked what he wanted to be when he grew up,
Sam always replied, "I want to be a horse."
And so, he did the next best thing:
he captured the beauty of horses in his art.
Sam grew up in Wilkes-Barre, PA. He graduated from Pratt Institute in New York City,
spent four years in the United States Army then attended the Art Students League
while working as an illustrator of national outdoor magazines. Illustrating horse stories
was always his specialty - western in the beginning and later encompassing the entire
world of horses. He has illustrated every aspect of horse activity - polo, dressage, racing,
steeplechasing, fox hunting, rodeo, show jumping and all breeds. His knowledge of horses,
not only as an artist, but also as a horseman, has brought reality and authenticity to his work.
"The horse is beauty, strength, rhythm and action. To really
know and understand him, to capture his magnificence with
pencil or brush, will to me be forever challenging."