Malvin Marr (Zsissly) Albright studied at the Chicago Art Institute, the University of Illinois, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the Beaux Arts Institute of Design in New York City with Albin Polasek, and Charles Grafly. He lived and worked in Warrenville, Illinois at the Albright Studios and also had many commissions in Chicago.
He began as a painter and then turned primarily to sculpture. However, he continued to paint occasionally and did sketching in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Kansas, and Texas. He earned prestigious credentials including that of Academician of the National Academy of Design, Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, and member of the National Sculpture Society.
Doris Dawdy, Artists of the American West
Peter Hastings Falk (Editor), Who Was Who in American Art
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