Emil J. Kosa Jr. NA

1903-1968, Los Angeles, CA

"Hills Over Hills"

Oil on Masonite
Signed lower right: Emil Kosa Jr.; signed again, twice, and titled verso
22.5" H x 34.5" W

  • Provenance: Property from a Private Southern California Estate
  • Notes: Born in Paris, France in 1903, Emil Kosa Jr. was trained in both music and art during his most formative years. As a teenager, Kosa chose to pursue his artistic studies over a musical career before moving to California in 1920. Although Kosa would return to France on several occasions to further his artistic training, Kosa became enmeshed in the fabric of the California art scene over time.

    After spending several years working as a mural and decorative artist, Kosa began shifting his interest towards watercolor painting in the early 1930s. With the encouragement of fellow artist Millard Sheets, Kosa began producing watercolors in earnest which led to him becoming the President of the California Watercolor Society in 1945. To support his family financially, Kosa worked as a scenic artist at Twentieth Century Fox Studios for thirty-five years; however, he managed to maintain a studio practice and produced work until his death in 1968.
  • Condition: Visual: Generally good condition.

    Blacklight: No evidence of restoration.

    Frame: 32" H x 44" W x 2.5" D

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