Born in Moscow, Russia on Dec. 28, 1900. Due to the revolution, Kalliga fled Russia via China and arrived in San Francisco in 1921. By the 1930s he had settled in Los Angeles and lived there until his death on March 19, 1986.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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