The Messenger Inquirer
Posted: Sunday, June 16, 2013 12:00 am
SHREVEPORT, La. — Sam Rigling, 92, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in Shreveport. He was born May 27, 1921, in Jones Creek, Md. Sam was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Katherine Means Rigling. Sam was a World War II veteran having served as a bomber pilot in Italy and North Africa. He graduated from the University of Maryland in 1950. After a long career in advertising, Sam retired as advertising manager from SWEPCO in 1983.
He was a self-taught artist, well known in the Shreveport area, with paintings in galleries in Santa Fe, N.M., North Carolina and New Orleans. Sam also was an avid fisherman and enjoyed the outdoors. Sam was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Left to cherish his memory are his son, Brad Rigling of Owensboro; daughters Ann Rigling of Benson, Ariz., and Nancy Hyde of San Marcos, Texas; and six grandchildren. Sam also is survived by his longtime loving companion, Edith Sloane, and her daughter, Debra Phillips, of Marshall, Texas.
A memorial service celebrating the life of Mr. Sam Rigling will be at 6 p.m. Monday at Rose-Neath Marshall Street Chapel.
We smile for you as God has many paintings left for you to do. So go in peace, love and truth and know that you will always be missed.
Sam had a One-of-a-kind ART too. . .
Beer In Art #114: Sam Rigling’s Crying In His Beer;
There’s not much information about Rigling, or the painting.
The Fine Frame Gallery has the following:
Many of Rigling’s paintings exhibit an undercurrent of humor depicting small fragments of the “human comedy.” Scenes in his paintings often depict bar scenes, conversation or parties. He has participated in many one-man and group shows, winning many honors and fans. Galleries throughout North America have represented Sam. Fine Frame Gallery has been selling his work for over 15 years and is pleased to represent such a fine artist. His paintings are in collections in Canada, the U.S., Japan, and Europe.