Edmond Nogar passed away in Bowie, MD in 1986.
His father (my grandfather) was August Nogar (b. 1880's Poland), who immigrated to America in 1906, became a tailor, and ultimately founder and president of the Nogar Clothing Manufacturing Company based in Reading, PA from 1918 to 1936. Many advertisements for this company, many of them full-page, can be found in magazines published throughout the 1920's, such as the Saturday Evening Post and American magazine.
Edmond Nogar was the eldest of seven children, and appeared as a model in some of the Nogar Clothing Manufacturing Company advertisements.
Mr. Nogar was a career officer in the U.S. Army serving in WWII, post-war France and in Korea. I believe he began his stereographic painting of flowers after he retired in the early 1960's, when he and his family moved from Oreland, PA (outside of Philadelphia) to Florida. I remember him recounting to my father that he got the idea for the paintings from an artist he saw while stationed in France after World War II. When he decided to try his hand at these paintings in the early '60's, he attempted to contact that French artist, only to find out that he had died.
Any paintings marked as being from Pompano Beach are from an earlier period than those from Bowie, MD. In fact, I would think the Pompano Beach paintings are quite rare, as the vast majority of his paintings were done in Bowie, MD. I once visited his studio at his home in Bowie, and the paintings all were truly done by hand. He had special frames made up that allowed the placement of individual plates of glass about two inches in front or in back of one another, allowing him space to make brush strokes as needed as he looked "through" the paintings from the front.
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