Painter, illustrator, teacher. Born of noble birth in Krakow, Poland on April 10, 1888.
Stan Foray was raised in an atmosphere of wealth and art. His father, Count Michael Poray, was an established landscape painter in his native city. The younger Foray studied art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow and in Paris. He lived in Moscow and Siberia where he was art director of the First Art Theatre in Tomsk in 1918. Uprooted by the Russian Revolution, he decamped to the Orient where for three years he painted the Imperial family and other notables. After settling in Los Angeles in 1921, he soon became active in the local art world. The interior of his home, which he both designed and built, was a miniature reproduction of a Japanese tempNearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here
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