(1892 - 1976)
Jacob Alexander Elshin was active/lived in Washington. Jacob Elshin is known for urban-landscape, portrait, illustrator.
Biography Jacob Elshin
The following was submitted by Jay Franklin, JFranklinFineArt:
b. 12-30-1892 St. Petersburg, Russia
d. 3-10-1976 Seattle, WA, USA
Lived at 1512 31st Ave S., Seattle, 1941
Painter and Illustrator who worked in oil, watercolor and tempera doing
portraits, murals, port scenes and religious iconography. He was the son of a
pre-revolutionary Russian Army General. He studied at the Nicholas Calvary School
and the Russian Imperial Academy in St. Petersburg and served in the White
Russian Army. Between the time he came to the U.S., he worked as a cartoonist
for the North China Daily News in Shanghai. He moved to Seattle in 1923. He
was a member of Puget Sound Group of Northwest Men Painters, Washingto
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