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  Igor de Kansky
Who's Who in American Art


East meets West and fuses in the works of Igor de Kansky. The immediate and obvious evidence of this fusion is his use of the ancient Oriental technique of lacquer to create paintings that fall within the visual mainstream of abstract expressionism. His working environment has been the West, Paris and California. His technique is from the East but his heritage is Byzantine and this gives the paintings a special mystical glow. Beyond the fact that Igor de Kansky is a superb craftsman using an unusual and difficult technique at a time when many artists have discarded craftsmanship, he is also a deeply sensitive artist making a statement in today's terms.
Jae Carmichael, Director Museum Division, Pacificulture

Nice, France, May 19, 1926

Ecole Nationale des Arts Appliques,
diploma 1945

Ecole des Beaux Arts University, Paris, 1946

Academie de la Grand Chaumiere, with Othon Friez, 1946

Mosaic, Commissioned by AC Martin
Ventura, California 1963

Mural, St. Vincent's Hospital
Los Angeles 1972

St. Vibiana's Cathedral
Los Angeles 1975

Bas relief wood, Orthopedic Hospital
Los Angeles, 1982

Bas relief wood, Claremont McKenna College
Claremont, California, 1984

New York Museum of Modern Craft

California Design Show
Pasadena Art Museum
Pasadena, California
1962, 1965, 1968

Otis Art Institute
Los Angeles, California 1965

Valley House Gallery
Dallas, Texas 1967

One Man Show, Woodbury University
Burbank, California 1989

Retrospective, Woodbury University
Burbank, California 1991