Samuel L. Margolies (1897-1974) was born in New York City. He attended Cooper Union Art School and the National Academy of Design. In the 1930s he was involved with the Queensboro Society of Allied Arts and Crafts. He was a printmaker for the W.P.A. program from 1935-1939. In 1939 he began work at the Bundy Corporation as a circuit maker. His work is included in the collections of the Society of American Etchers, the Library of Congress, the Mobile Museum of Art, the Georgia Museum of Art, the University of Michigan Museum of Art, and in various federal buildings and embassies in Washington, D.C.. He was a member of the Society of American Etchers of New York City. Margolies, who had been an etcher, painter, teacher, writer, and lecturer, died in 1974.