Julius F. Faysash was born 1904 in Budapest Hungary. He and his family moved to the United States in 1914. His father, Emanuel Faysash was a cabinet maker and settled in Cleveland Ohio area. A short time later the family moved to Akron, Ohio where Faysash remained the rest of his life.
Julius graduated from the Cleveland School of Art and attended Akron University in 1927. He was a founding member of the Akron Society of Artists in 1931 and was the president of the Society in 1934 and 1946. He was an illustrator for the Firestone Company from the 1940's until his retirement from the company in 1969, mainly working in watercolor for this time period.
After retirement he began traveling to Mexico 6 months out of the year and began working in oils and acrylics. He received an M.F.A. in 1973 from the Instituto Allende/University of Guanajuato, Mexico. He also had further studies under Henry G. Keller and in portraiture with Wayman Adams, Sandor Vago and E.L. Novotny. Faysash died in 1977
Faysash was a member of: Buffalo Society of Artists*, American Watercolor Society*, Kappa Pi Art Fraternity, American Artists Professional League*, and Whiskey Painters of America*, a miniature watercolor organization.
This information was collected 12/09/2000 by art collector, Todd South, from Faysash's living wife, Louise Faysash.
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