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"Paintings by Boris Deutsch"
2003-12-03 until 2004-02-21
San Bernardino County Museum, Fisk Gallery
USA United States of America
Boris Deutsch (1892-1978) was a modernist painter, a muralist, and a co-founder of the California Cubist style. Born in Krasnagorka, Lithuania in 1892, he studied art in Latvia and Berlin. At age 24 he immigrated to Seattle and in 1919 settled in Los Angeles, where he lived until his death at age 86. Deutsch worked for Paramount Pictures during the 1920s, creating and designing movie sets. He taught painting at the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles, and in the early 1930s, he was associated with the Federal Resettlement Project, sketching workers as they resettled onto farms.
Deutsch also received several WPA mural commissions, including one in New Mexico, one in Reedley, California, and one for eleven murals in the Los Angeles Terminal Annex Post Office.
He continued drawing, painting, and printmaking for decades. His work is held in the Carnegie Institute, National Museum of American Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Skirball Museum, Pomona College Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and San Diego Museum of Art. The paintings in this exhibit were a gift to the San Bernardino County Museum from the Estate of Boris Deutsch in 1981.
San Bernardino County Museum