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Peter Obninsky

 (1901 - 1997)
Peter Victor Obninsky was active/lived in California / Russian Federation.  Peter Obninsky is known for Architect; Watercolorist; Designer.

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Peter Obninsky


Born in Moscow, Russia on June 23, 1901. Obninsky immigrated to the U.S. in 1920. Settling in NYC, he studied architecture at Columbia University and obtained a degree in 1926. He worked there for the architecture firms McKim, Mead & White and for Charles A. Platt. In 1931 he moved to Los Angeles to work for MGM. As well as cinema work, he also did residential designs for members of the movie colony. Upon moving to San Francisco in 1940, he worked for the U.S. Navy as an architect. After retirement in 1970, he painted watercolors until going blind. Obninsky died in Walnut Creek, CA on April 2, 1997.

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
California Arts and Architecture list, 1932; Interview with the artist or his/her family.

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About  Peter Obninsky

Born:  1901 - Moscow, Russia
Died:   1997 - Walnut Creek, California
Known for:  Architect; Watercolorist; Designer