Val Samuelson

1913 – 2000

Val Samuelson was a resident of the Cathedral City Cove for 37 years. He was a prolific artist, teacher, professional art show juror, and lecturer. His works were exhibited in Los Angeles, San Diego, and throughout the Southland, as well as in Chicago and Minneapolis.

He had been an art director and part-time editor of the Villager Magazine (now Palm Springs Life); art director of the Palm Springs Desert Museum during its growth in two locations over a period of twelve years; and was honored as “Artist of the Year” in 1990 by the La Quinta Arts Association. During his long career, his work was featured in one-man shows throughout California and Arizona, winning many awards.


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