Find, Learn, Price Art
Enjoy the comprehensive art database we've compiled since 1987
Membership Details
Images, sales charts, bios, signatures, 30 artist Alerts and more ...
Art auction records:  Millions of references for pricing research
Or, register for Free Alerts
To track 10 artists.

Already a member?  Sign in here

Joseph Sacks

 (1887 - 1973)
Joseph Sacks was active/lived in Pennsylvania, California / Russian Federation.  Joseph Sacks is known for portrait, townscape, still life.

Biography  
Joseph Sacks


Painter. Born in Shavli, Russia on Sept. 1, 1887. Sacks arrived in Philadelphia when he was a boy. Following studies at the PAFA under Anshutz, Chase, and Kendall, he spent several years in Europe on an art scholarship. He won considerable fame in Philadelphia as a portraitist during the Teens. During the 1920s he lived in California, both in Altadena and San Francisco. In the latter Sacks had a studio at 1759 Broadway where he fulfilled several portrait commissions. By the 1930s he had returned to Philadelphia and stopped painting shortly thereafter. He died there in May 1973. Member: NA. Exh: PPIE, 1915: SFAA, 1925; PAFA, 1932; Calif. Art Club. In: PAFA. AAA 1913-33; WWAA 1936-41; SCA; FId; SS.

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.  ...  Displaying 955 of 705 characters.



Subscriber Members, please Sign In for artist biographies and for all services.  Others, full text is available on Fridays.

If you are not currently a member, please See Details about membership, which includes biography access, auction records, and many other features available to our day, month, or yearly Subscriber Members!

•  Access to full biographies
•  Every Friday (in the U.S.)
    Learn more ...

About  Joseph Sacks

Born:  1887 - Shavil, Russia.
Died:   1973 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Known for:  portrait, townscape, still life