Boris Deutsch, ‘Shtetl Boy with Sheep’, 20th Century, Lions Gallery
Boris Deutsch, ‘Shtetl Boy with Sheep’, 20th Century, Lions Gallery
Boris Deutsch, ‘Shtetl Boy with Sheep’, 20th Century, Lions Gallery

Boris Deutsch was born in krasnagorka lithuania june 4 1892 died in los angeles 1978.Entered the polytechnic school in riga 1905.School of applied arts berlin 1912. Settled in l.A. 1919 married riva segal 1924. Solo show u.C.L.A. 1926. Ehibited palace of the legion of honor san francisco 1930. Works for the resettlement administration 1936.Oakland art gallery annual exhibition guest of honor 1937. Exhibition at u.S.C. 1939. Post office murals for the treasury dept.And downtown main post office major murals 1941-1944.Teaches at otis art institute l.A. 1944-1950. First price in pepsicola competition for his painting what atomic war will do to you 1946 collection of the whitney museum n.Y. Exhibited westside jewish community center l.A. 1966. Chagall calls him the greatest jewish artist of our time 1955. The legacy of boris deutsch a centennial exhibition by the judah l. Magnes museum berkeley ca. May 24 -sept.20 1992. This is the most important jewish subject painting by this great artist painted in 1931 it resembles a chagall or ryback work of art very art deco in style and very large it hung at the jewish federation bldg. Los Angeles gift of the artist from 1952-1979 at which time I purchased it from them.A painting of his wife riva sold at butterfields auction for 17.000 dollars a painting of three girls sold at Sothebys in 1982 for 32.000 this painting is unique although a none observant jew for him to paint this Chassidic Jew must have reminded him of his early years in Lithuania and Riga, Latvia.

Condition: Fair

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