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Boris Deutsch
Nationality: 
american
Gender: 
Male
Birth Date: 
1892
Birth Place: 
Krasnagorka, Lithuania
Death Date: 
1978
Death Place: 
Los Angeles, CA
Deutsch began drawing at age five and remained a self-taught artist except for brief intervals at the Bloom Academy of Art in Riga, Latvia and the Kunstgewerbe Schule in Berlin. In 1916 he immigrated to Seattle, WA and lived there until 1920. Upon settling in Los Angeles, he supported himself with commercial art and set designs for movies. During the late 1930s he received several mural commissions from the WPA including Hot Springs (NM) Post Office, Reedley (CA) Post Office, and 11 murals in the LA Terminal Annex Post Office. A modernist, he specialized in Jewish genre and figures; during the last decade of his life he experimented with monotypes and other printmaking. Member California Watercolor Society.