Andrew Clemens

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Birthday
29, 1857
Birthplace
Iowa
Death Date
May 14, 1894 (37)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
29, 1857
Birthplace
Iowa
Death Date
May 14, 1894 (37)

About

Iowa-born artist known for his elaborate sand paintings. He collected most of the sand for his artwork at Pikes Peak State Park, an Iowa park with naturally-occurring colored sand.

Before Fame

A childhood bout of encephalitis left him deaf; he studied in his teen years at the Iowa State School for the Deaf and Dumb.

Trivia

He sold his early artwork at a local grocery store, asking five to seven dollars per painting.

Family Life

He was raised in McGregor and Council Bluffs, Iowa. He died at the age of thirty-seven.

Associated With

Sculptor Barry Flanagan also made use of sand in his early artwork.