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Michael A. Baltekal-Goodman
Nationality: 
american
Gender: 
Male
Birth Date: 
1903
Birth Place: 
Lithuania
Death Date: 
1991
Death Place: 
California
wood engraver, pastellist, architect. Born in Lithuania on Jan 7, 1903, immigrated to US in 1921, settled in Berkeley. Graduated from UC Berkeley school of architecture; worked for architects Timothy Pflueger (with whom he worked on renderings for the Art Institute, businessmen's club downtown, Paramount Theatre (designed interiors) and the Life Sciences Building at UC Berkeley (designed interior)), Willis Polk, and Bernard Maybeck. While at UC, he studied art under Ray Boynton, Perham Nahl, and Eugen Neuhaus. During the 1930s he worked as a supervisor for the WPA and exhibited locally. He was a member of the SFAA and the California Watercolor Society. Exhibited: Cal. State Fair, 1930. Awards: first prize, Santa Cruz Art League, 1930; gold medal, SFAA, 1936. (Edan Hughes, Artists in California)