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 Joseph Sacks  (1887 - 1973)

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Lived/Active: Pennsylvania/California / Russian Federation      Known for: portrait, townscape, still life

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BIOGRAPHY for Joseph Sacks
1887 (Shavil, Russia.)
1973 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Pennsylvania/California / Russian Federation

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San Francisco Panama-Pacific Exhibition 1915
Biography from Crocker Art Museum Store:
Painter. Born in Shavli, Russia on Sept. 1, 1887. Sacks arrived in Philadelphia when he was a boy. Following studies at the PAFA under Anshutz, Chase, and Kendall, he spent several years in Europe on an art scholarship. He won considerable fame in Philadelphia as a portraitist during the Teens. During the 1920s he lived in California, both in Altadena and San Francisco. In the latter Sacks had a studio at 1759 Broadway where he fulfilled several portrait commissions. By the 1930s he had returned to Philadelphia and stopped painting shortly thereafter. He died there in May 1973. Member: NA. Exh: PPIE, 1915: SFAA, 1925; PAFA, 1932; Calif. Art Club. In: PAFA. AAA 1913-33; WWAA 1936-41; SCA; FId; SS.
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