Emile Kosa Jr.

Emil Kosa Jr (1903-1968) - Olvera Street, Los Angeles - Etching - AP1665

Regular price $350.00

Measures 11" x 15 1/2". Fantastic interplay of light and shadow. Circa 1930.

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.

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