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Woodbury, Connecticut

Arthur Ludwig-Whittier Wright Scholarship

Established Nov. 14, 2001

By the will of Arthur Ludwig, Feb. 23, 2001

Arthur Ludwig and Whittier Wright purchased a weekend home in Woodbury, intending to make this their retirement home. Unfortunately, Whittier Wright passed away before his retirement. They both had illustrious careers in art.

Arthur Ludwig was born in Glastonbury, CT. After his military service, he enrolled at the Parsons School of Design and became an illustrator artist. His first position was with the New Yorker Magazine. He finished his career as Vice-President of the Art Department of Suttler and Hennessey Advertising in New York City. In retirement, he did free lance paintings which were sought after. His artistic family included a brother, William, who became a successful sculptor.

Whittier Wright was born in Philadelphia. After his military service he attended the Beaux Arts School in Paris. He returned to New York to become a professional photographer for various advertising firms. While the major part of his work was in NYC, he did photography shoots all over the world. Mr. Wright came from a very illustrious family. His grandfather was the first African American quartermaster in the US Army, began an all black college and founded a bank.

They had both attended exhibits at Nonnewaug High School and were impressed with the quality of the work. This led them to want to help with the education of some of the students. A generous bequest was made in the will of Arthur Ludwig. It carefully delineated that the preference would be for a student who would pursue a degree in commercial art at Pratt Institute, Rhode Island School of Design or Yale University with a goal of advertising design, industrial design, architecture, theatre design, photography, painting or sculpture.

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