Leo Michelson

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Birthday
12, 1887
Birthplace
Latvia
Death Date
Aug 9, 1978 (91)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
12, 1887
Birthplace
Latvia
Death Date
Aug 9, 1978 (91)

About

Latvian-American artist whose works were considered part of the École de Paris. He was one of the pioneers of German Expressionism.

Before Fame

He studied at the Imperial Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia, and then at the University of Tartu in Estonia.

Trivia

He fled Russia during the Russian Revolution of 1917.

Family Life

He married Janine Michelson. She chose to house his 1,000-plus paintings in the Michelson Museum of Art in Marshall, Texas.

Associated With

He and Vija Celmins were fellow Latvian artists.