Boris Lovet-Lorski Biography

Boris Lovet-Lorski

Russian American



Painter, printmaker, and sculptor Boris Lovet-Lorski was born in Lithuania in 1894. He trained first as an architect and then in fine arts at the Royal Academy in Petrograd, Russia (now Saint Petersburg). After immigrating to the U.S. in 1920, his stylized, Art Deco inspired sculptures, lithographs, and paintings proved to be popular among the 1920s elite, and he exhibited frequently, holding his first solo exhibition in Boston, Massachusetts in 1925. He lived in Paris from 1926 to 1932 before returning to the U.S. and becoming a citizen in the late 1930s.

Lovet-Lorski exhibited in the United States, South America, and Europe. He was a member of the Society of Independent Artists (New York), the National Academy of Design (New York), and the Lotos Club (New York), as well as several Parisian salons. His work is included in the permanent collections of many public and private institutions, including the Musée Luxembourg, Bibliotèque Nationale, and the Petit Palais in France; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Art, Boston University, Seattle Museum of Art, and San Diego Fine Arts Society.

He died in Los Angeles in 1973.