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Abraham Meripol

 (1890 - 1939)
Abraham A. Meripol was active/lived in California.  Abraham Meripol is known for Portrait and miniature painter.

Biography   Abraham Meripol


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 (Nancy Moure); Los Angeles Times, 7-13-1920; Interview with the artist or his/her family.

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