George William Sotter

Artist Biography

George William Sotter was an American stained glass artist and impressionist painter remembered for his luminescent night scenes. He was born in Pittsburgh and studied art at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts from 1905–1907 under William Merritt Chase, Thomas Anshutz, and Henry Keller. Sotter won many awards over the course of his career and exhibited widely. Notably, his work was shown annually at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts from 1903–1925 as well as the Corcoran Gallery biennials from 1912–1923. Sotter was awarded a Silver Medal at the Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco in 1915. The New Jersey State Museum and Pennsylvania State Museum are among the institutions that have collected his work, and his stained glass designs can be seen in churches throughout America.

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