Roman Gregory Chatov was a Russian émigrés who enjoyed an accomplished career and captured the faces of high society from New York, Palm Beach and finally Atlanta. Roman was born in Rostov, Russia in 1900.
Upon the rise of Lenin, in 1922, the Chatov family fled for New York. At this time Roman had prepared drawings for backstage productions which had appeared in Russian theatre magazines. President Roosevelt's Works Project Administration (WPA) commissioned Roman to paint murals for the Ford and Palestinian Pavilions at the 1939 New York World's Fair which led to many more commissioned murals throughout the country. One such mural was the commissioned mural for New York's famous Russian Tea Room w
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