Samuel Margolies studied at Cooper Union Art School
and the National Academy of Design. During the 1930's he was involved
in the Queensboro Society of Allied Arts and Crafts and was a member
of the Society of American Etchers. Margolies was involved in the
WPA easel painting program as a printmaker from 1935 until 1939.
In 1939 he left WPA to work for the Bundy Corporation as a circuit
designer. During the 1950’s he taught courses in etching.