Born in Kovno, Russia on May 2, 1899, Zygmund Sazevich was a student at the University of Kazan before moving to the San Francisco Bay area in 1923. During the 1930s, he shared a studio in San Francisco with fellow Russian, Eugene Ivanoff.
His art studies were continued at UC Berkeley and the California School of Fine Art where he later was a member of the faculty from 1947-65; he also taught at Mills College in Oakland during 1947-58.
Sazevich died in San Francisco on May 27, 1968.
SFAA from 1920s; GGIE, 1939; SFMA, 1941 (solo), 1953, 1955; Mills College, 1950, 1954 (solos); Museu de Arte Moderna (Sao Paulo, Brazil), 1955; Oakland Museum, 1982.
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Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
California Arts and Architecture list, 1932; SF Chronicle, 5-28-1968 (obituary).Nearly 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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