Born in Latvia into a wealthy military family on June 16, 1900. Joff was a pupil of Ivanoff and Cebulkin in Russia and D. Ginsbourg in Paris. Due to the upheaval of WWI, in 1917 he immigrated to San Francisco. While working as a cable-car conductor, he studied at the CSFA. At the time of his death on Oct. 10, 1949, he was teaching ceramics at San Francisco's Galileo High School. His sculpture includes busts and small figures in metal and clay; he also painted large oils on velvet of figures and floral studies. Member: San Francisco Art Association.
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