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 Jacob Alexander Elshin  (1892 - 1976)

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Lived/Active: Washington      Known for: urban-landscape, portrait, illustrator

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
The following was submitted by Jay Franklin, JFranklinFineArt:

b. 12-30-1892 St. Petersburg, Russia
d. 3-10-1976 Seattle, WA, USA

Lived at 1512 31st Ave S., Seattle, 1941

Painter and Illustrator who worked in oil, watercolor and tempera doing
portraits, murals, port scenes and religious iconography. He was the son of a
pre-revolutionary Russian Army General. He studied at the Nicholas Calvary School
and the Russian Imperial Academy in St. Petersburg and served in the White
Russian Army. Between the time he came to the U.S., he worked as a cartoonist
for the North China Daily News in Shanghai. He moved to Seattle in 1923. He
was a member of Puget Sound Group of Northwest Men Painters, Washington Artists
Union, Northwest Watercolor Society, and Pacific Coast Artists Association.
He exhibited at the Seattle Art Museum, 1937-1965 (honorable mention 1936 &
1939, first prize 1935, and second prize 1937), Palace of the Legion of Honor
SF, 1946, Portland Art Museum, Corcoran Gallery, Wash. D.C., and the
Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. His murals are in the Seattle Post Office, the
Renton Post Office, and West Seattle Senior High School (all in the Seattle, WA.

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