Born in Belgium in 1887. Appia studied art in Berne, Brussels, Petrograd, and Dresden. He emigrated from his home in Geneva, Switzerland to San Francisco in 1921. After settling into a studio-home across the bay in Berkeley, he was active locally for several years. By 1930 he was teaching music in NYC. Exh: Berkeley League of FA, 1924; SFAA, 1925.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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