Igor de Kansky (1926 - ) was born in Nice, France and raised in Paris. He studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, the Ecole des Beaux Arts Appliques, the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere, and stayed at Jas de Bouffan. In 1960, de Kansky moved to the United States and settled in Los Angeles. His work has been exhibited at the Pasadena Art Museum and the Oakland Art Museum. He executed murals, paintings, wood sculpture and wood bas-reliefs for many buildings, including the Orthopaedic Hospital, St. Vincent de Paul Hospital, Corpus Christi Church in Pacific Palisades, and the Chapel of Silence at the University of Southern California. His favorite public art project is a 25' x 7' wood carved mural, "Op. 131 of Beethoven," executed in 1985 at the McKenna College in Claremont.
The text has been provided courtesy of Michael Several, Los Angeles, December 1999.
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