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Emil Kosa Jr. Art

French, 1903-1968
From Papillon - Martin Wolpert Emil Kosa Jr. was born in Paris, France on November 28, 1903. His father was a Czech artist. He moved to the United States with his family at the age of four. Kosa studied at the Prague Academy as a teenager and then at the California Art Institute in Los Angeles in 1927. He returned to Paris later in 1927, and studied under Pierre Laurens at l'École des Beaux-Arts. In 1928, he returned to Los Angeles and studied and later taught at Chouinard and the Otis Art Institutes. Kosa spent the last 35 years of his life working for 20th Century Fox studios as a special effects artist. In 1963 he won an Oscar for his work on Cleopatra. During this time Kosa, along with maintaining a studio-home in LA, decorated churches, theaters, and private homes and continued teaching in Laguna Beach, California. Kosa exhibited at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1940, the Biltmore Salon in Los Angeles in 1941. He also showed his works in many other locals nationally including the Carnegie Institute, the Denver Museum, and the Frye Museum. He won dozens of awards in California and nationally from 1928-1961. He is represented in many museums across the United States including the LACMA, the Santa Barbara Museum, the Boston Museum of Fine Art, and the San Diego Museum. Kosa worked in both watercolor and oil. He painted many portraits including the official portrait of Governor Earl Warren. He also painted landscapes, seascapes, figures, and floral works. The most interesting aspect of Kosa's body of work is that he had several different styles. He is well known and appreciated in the circle of California Plein-Air painters and watercolorists, but he was also painted many symbolist and modernist paintings. In these more expressive works can be seen the influence of his studies in Prague and Paris. Many of his paintings are moody, and somber; a stark contrast to his scenes of California landscapes. He produced a number of abstract works as well, showing the influence of Kupka who he had studied . Kosa JR. died in Los Angeles on the 4th of November 1968.
(Biography provided by Blue Heron Gallery)
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Artist: Emil Kosa Jr.
Untitled abstract
By Emil Kosa Jr.
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A wonderful modernist period abstract from the Martin Medak collection. Strip framed, probably late 1940's, early 1950's era.
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Impressionist Emil Kosa Jr. Art

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Blue Dancers
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Located in Los Angeles, CA
EMIL KOSA JR. "BLUE DANCERS" OIL ON PANEL, SIGNED AMERICAN, C.1940S 30 X 40 INCHES Emil Kosa Jr. 1903-1968 Emil Kosa Jr. was born in Paris, France on November 28, 1903. His f...
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1940s Cubist Emil Kosa Jr. Art

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Mystic Dancers
By Emil Kosa Jr.
Located in Los Angeles, CA
EMIL KOSA JR. "MYSTIC DANCERS" OIL ON PANEL, SIG1940SNED AMERICAN, C.1940S 36 X 30 INCHES Emil Kosa Jr. 1903-1968 Emil Kosa Jr. was born in Paris, France on November 28, 1903....
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Emil Kosa Jr. Art

Nude Pastel by Emil Kosa Jr
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Emil Kosa, Jr., N.A. (1903-1968) Born: Paris, France; Studied: Academy of Fine Arts (Prague), Ecole des Beaux Arts (Paris), Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles); Member: National Ac...
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1930s American Impressionist Emil Kosa Jr. Art

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Landscape Water Colour by Emil Kosa Jr
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Emil Kosa, Jr., N.A. (1903-1968) Born: Paris, France; Studied: Academy of Fine Arts (Prague), Ecole des Beaux Arts (Paris), Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles); Member: National Ac...
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1930s American Impressionist Emil Kosa Jr. Art

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Seated Nude Ink and Wash Drawing by Emil Kosa Jr
By Emil Kosa Jr.
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Emil Kosa, Jr., N.A. (1903-1968) Born: Paris, France; Studied: Academy of Fine Arts (Prague), Ecole des Beaux Arts (Paris), Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles); Member: National Ac...
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1930s American Impressionist Emil Kosa Jr. Art

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Church Paris Oil Painting by Emil Kosa Jr.
By Emil Kosa Jr.
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Emil Kosa, Jr., N.A. (1903-1968) Born: Paris, France; Studied: Academy of Fine Arts (Prague), Ecole des Beaux Arts (Paris), Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles); Member: National Ac...
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1930s American Impressionist Emil Kosa Jr. Art

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Oil

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