Abraham A. Meripol was born in Kiev, Russia on Oct. 14, 1885. Meripol (né Meripolski) immigrated to Milwaukee as a child. He studied art at Smith's Academy in Chicago and with Robert Heule in Indianapolis. During 1910-13 he was active in San Francisco and then settled in Los Angeles. There he was kept busy with full-size portraits and miniatures for members of the movie colony including Charlie Chaplin. While on a portrait commission in Salt Lake City, he died of a heart attack on July 28, 1939.
Exh: Professional Artists Club of LA, 1924; Painters & Sculptors of LA, 1925.
Works held : Hermosa Beach Council Chambers.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"Southern California Artists
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