|Boris Lovet-Lorski |
Boris Lovet-Lorski was born in Russia on December 25, 1894. Lovet-Lorski studied architecture at the Royal Academy in St. Petersburg. Events leading to the Russian Revolution drove him to the United States in 1913. He was active in New York and fulfilled American commissions in Paris (1926-32) before settling in Los Angeles. He carved many stylized portraits of local celebrities in stone. After arthritis crippled his hands, making the use of hammer and chisel impossible, he turned to sculpting works in clay which were later cast in bronze. His portrait busts include those of Albert Schweitzer, Presidents Kennedy, Lincoln, Eisenhower, and F. D. Roosevelt. Most of his later career was spent in New York where he died on March 4, 1973.
Member: NA; NSS; Society of Independent Artists; Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor.
Exhibited: San Francisco Museum of Art, 1981.
Works Held: Los Angeles County Museum of Art; San Diego Museum; Seattle Museum; Rockford Museum, Illinois; British Museum; Luxembourg Museum and Petit Palais, Paris; Dulles International Airport, Washington (bust of John Foster Dulles).
Hughes, Edan M. Artists In California 1786-1940. 3rd ed. Vol. 1. Sacramento: Crocker, Art Museum, 2002. N. pag. 2 vols. Print.