The Old Print Shop

Boris Lovet-Lorski


Boris Lovet-Lorski was an Art Deco sculptor, lithographer, and painter. Born in Lithuania, he studied at the Imperial Academy of Art in St. Petersburg and went on to work as an architect in Russia until 1920, when he immigrated to the United States. Settling in New York City, Lovet-Lorski turned his focus from architecture to sculpture. His stylized works proved popular, earning him many solo exhibitions, the first of which was held in 1925 in Boston, Massachusetts. 

Lovet-Lorski enjoyed traveling the world in search of usual materials for his sculptures; lava stone from Stromboli Island, rare blue Egyptian marble, onyx from different continents, etc. Although primarily known as a sculptor, Lovet-Lorski also practiced painting and lithography, producing two portfolios in 1929, each containing ten lithographs.