Samuel Cashwan

Samuel Adolph Cashwan (1900–1988) was an American sculptor. Cashwan was born to Jewish parents in Cherkasy, Ukraine, Russian Empire. His parents left Russia and emigrated to New York City in 1906. Cashwan began his art studies after the family moved to Detroit in 1916. His first exposure came from his art teacher, Katherine Conover at Detroit's Central High School. He followed this by taking instruction at the John Wicker School followed by courses at the Detroit City College. 1918 found him serving in the US Army. He was discharged following the end of the war and returned to New York City where he continued with his art training at the Architectural League of New York. This was followed by an extended stay in Paris from 1923 to 1926 where he attended the Ecole des Beaux-Arts under the sculptor Antoine Bourdelle He returned from France and moved back to Detroit, Michigan in 1927. There Cashwan obtained a position as an art instructor at the University of Michigan. He also served as the head of the sculpture department of the Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts from his arrival in Michigan until 1942.

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1988 at age of 88


1. Wayne State University Colleges/University

Wayne State University—WSU is a public research university located in Detroit, Michigan, United States, in the city's Midtown Cultural Center Historic District and Wayne State University Buildings Historic District. Founded in 1868, WSU consists of 13 schools and colleges offering more than 400 major subject areas to over 32,000 graduate and undergraduate students. It is currently the third largest university in the state of Michigan and one of the 30 largest universities in the United States.

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Type Public university
2013. 277 mil. $
2010. 223 mil. $
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42. W. Warren Ave., 48202 - Detroit, Michigan
2014. 17,179
2010. 20,837
2009. 20,765
2014. 6,976
2010. 10,668
Acceptance rate
2012. 81.0 %
2010. 76.0 %
Local tuition
2012. 10.2 K $
2011. 9.81 K $
2010. 9.03 K $
2009. 8.64 K $
2008. 8.11 K $
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