Sam Freid

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Freid was born in Pennsylvania coal country and studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He was a member of the abstract artist collective Group ’55, serving as vice president and a forum panelist. He was also a founder and leader of the Philadelphia Abstract Artists. He was deeply interested in poetry and wrote articulate letters and press releases promoting both groups. He taught at the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial for many years.

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