Bruce Samuelson was born in Philadelphia and was educated at PAFA. He has taught painting and drawing at PAFA since 1973.
Samuelson has exhibited in over thirty one-person exhibitions. His paintings and drawings are represented in numerous private and public collections, including the Chapel Art Center, Saint Anselm College, Manchester NH; the Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, NY; the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art, Ursinus College, PA; PAFA, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia; and the Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK. He is currently represented by the Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, and the J. Cacciola Gallery, New York.
He has received many awards including the PAFA and Fellowship Purchase Prize and the Percy M. Owens Memorial Award for a Distinguished Pennsylvania Artist, Fellowship of PAFA.
Samuelson teaches courses in Advanced Drawing and Painting in the Certificate/BFA/Post-Bac/MFA programs. He is also a Critic in the Certificate/BFA and MFA programs.