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Lorser Feitelson
20th c. Post-surrealism Painter, muralist, printmaker
American, (1898–1978)
b. Feb. 11, 1898 in Savannah, GA; d. 1978, U.S.
Influential in the Los Angeles art scene from the 1920's. Taught Reuben Kadish, Philip Guston, and Helen Lundeberg (who he later married). Taught art by his father, attended the Art Students' League in New York; spent 1919-1927 in Paris studying on his own. Settled in Los Angeles in 1927. In 1934 co-founded Post-Surrealism with Helen Lundeberg; supervisor of murals for New Deal's Federal Art Project 1937-1943; none of the murals he designed is still in place. Ran a gallery, hosted a TV show, and spoke often in public on topics relating to contemporary art.

Art Gallery (July 1978) obituary, p.100; Dunitz, R. "Street Gallery", 1993; RILA/BHA; WW Amer. Art


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