biography of Boris LOVET-LORSKI (1894-1973)

Birth place: Lithuania

Death place: New York, NY?

Addresses: Emigrated to Boston, 1920; NYC; Paris, 1926-32; Los Angeles, 1932-34

Profession: Sculptor, lithographer, painter

Studied: Acad. Art, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1914-16; Gugo R. Zaleman

Exhibited: Grace Horn Gal., Boston, c.1920 (solo); Milwaukee Art Inst. (solo); Reinhardt Gal., 1925; AIC, 1932, 1940; many solos, Caracas, Venezuela, London, Phila., NYC, Manila & other major cities; Wildenstein Gal., 1940 (retrospective). Awards: Chevalier, Legion of Honor, France, 1948.

Member: ANA; NA; S. Indp. A.; NSS (fellow); Lotos Club; Salons of Paris.

Work: Luxembourg Mus., Bibliothèque Nationale, & Petit Palais, Paris, France; Brit. Mus., London, England; MMA; Dumbarton Oaks; San Diego FA Soc.; LACMA; SAM; SFMA; City Hall, Decatur, IL; Boston Univ.; Columbia; plus others. Commissions: Franklin D. Roosevelt (heroic head in bronze), City of Paris, 1949; monumental busts of Charles DeGaulle, Dwight D. Eisenhower & John Foster Dulles, Paris, 1959; sculpture for U.S. War Mem., Manila, Philippines, 1954-56; John Foster Dulles (heroic bronze head), Washington Int. Airport, 1963; John F. Kennedy (heroic bronze bust), Brandeis Univ., 1965; busts of 1929 Am. Embassy members in Rome; royal families, Italy, Greece; St. Jean, South of France.

Comments: Art deco sculptor during the 1920s-30s, known for using rare and fragile stones and for highly polished surfaces. Sculpted exotic nudes and later, stylized horses. He abandoned direct carving for modeling in 1939. Teaching: Layton School Art, Milwaukee, 1921-. Publications: auth., Lithographs of Lovet-Lorski, 1929; illustr., Tribute to Woman; auth., Sculpture, Lovet-Lorski, 1930.

Sources: WW73; WW47; Fort, The Figure in American Sculpture, 211 -12, cites birthdate as 1899.

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