Ferdinand Louis Schlemmer
Fritz Schlemmer circa 1930
|Born||Ferdinand Louis Schlemmer
September 26, 1892
Ferdinand Louis 'Fritz' Schlemmer was born and raised in Crawfordsville, Indiana, the son of Otto and Louise (Miller) Schlemmer. He enrolled in Wabash College but soon left to study art in Chicago. He was noted as an athletic swimmer and basketball player.
He returned to Crawfordsville in 1923 and opened a studio. In 1924 he married Beatrice Deane and they had one daughter, Beverly. He was appointed "Artist in Residence" at Wabash College in 1939. Schlemmer had 19 pieces accepted into the Hoosier Salon over a period of seven years.