Sam Knecht

Professor Emeritus
“Studying art at Hillsdale involves operating in a visual arena where life-affirming values of love of beauty and the dignity of man are primary.”
— Sam Knecht

Faculty Information

Additional Faculty Information for Sam Knecht


B.F.A., Michigan State University, 1971

M.F.A., University of Michigan, 1976


First Place, Watermedia Members Only Competition, Portrait Society of America, 2009

Best in Show, Statewide Juried Annual, Michigan Water Color Society, 1992

Publications and Portfolio

American Artist (Nov. 1981) Article on watercolor and egg tempera

American Artist Studios 20 (Oct. 2010) Article on Knecht home studio and artwork

“The Signing of the American Constitution” (2010). Six by ten foot oil painting depicting affirmation of the Constitution, September 17, 1987; permanent collection: Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship