Victor Mikhail Arnautoff
(1896 - 1979)
Victor Mikhail Arnautoff was active/lived in California / Russian Federation. Victor Arnautoff is known for mural, portrait and sea-landscape painting, prints.
Biography Victor Mikhail Arnautoff
Born in the Ukraine of Russia, Victor Arnautoff became one of the most
influential muralists in San Francisco in the 1930s and worked for the
Federal Arts Project, WPA, in the expressive, social protest-style of
Diego Rivera. He was also a painter, lithographer, sculptor, and
respected teacher, and the subjects of his art work ranged from
portraits, still lifes, and landscapes early in his career to more
socially conscious themes later.
He arrived in San Francisco in
1925, having travelled through China and Mexico. He enrolled in
the California School of Fine Arts where he studied sculpture with
Ralph Stackpole and painting with Edgar Walters. He returned to
China for his wife and children, and returned to
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