Ludwig Sander 1906 - 1975 American Illustrators, Painters
A native of New York City and the son of a professional musician, Ludwig Sander studied architectural drawing in high school and then painting with Hans Hofmann in Munich in 1931-1932. Sander returned to New York in the autumn of 1932; renting a private studio on East Third Street, just south of Washington Square, he concentrated on drawing and painting while attending classes at the Art Students League where he studied under Alexander Archipenko, George Elmer Brown, and Boardman Robinson. He supplemented these studies during the mid-1930s with night school at Columbia University, and summers in Woodstock, New York, where he investigated color theory and related subjects. After serving in World War II, Sanders moved in the artistic circle of the nascent New York School, becoming an early habitué of the Cedar Tavern, where he befriended Willem de Kooning and Jack Tworkov, among others; he participated in the watershed Ninth Street Show of 1951. After spending a summer with Franz Kline and Willem de Kooning at an old Victorian house on Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton, Sander purchased a house in Sagaponack in 1954. [Gregory Galligan]
Ludwig Sander purchased a house in Sagaponack in 1954 and lived there until his death in 1975.