Trained in architecture at the Royal Academy in Petrograd, Lithuanian-born Boris Lovet-Lorski pivoted instead to an enormously successful career in the art world. Known primarily as a sculptor, the rigor of architecture served him well as he crafted a language of heft and balance with fluid, sensuous lines and a powerful combination of mythic and modern. After immigrating to the United States in 1920, he regularly exhibited at the Wildenstein Gallery, enjoying celebrity status among the artistic elite of New York, then the thriving epicenter of the American Art Deco movement. He lived in Paris from 1926 to 1932 before returning to the U.S. and becoming a citizen in the late 1930s. Romantic and unconventional, the artist lived briefly as a nudist. Boris Lovet-Lorski died in Los Angeles in 1973 after a lifelong career of success and global recognition. His works are held in several prominent museum collections, including the Musée de Luxembourg, Paris; the British Museum, London; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Los Angeles Museum of Art; the Seattle Art Museum and the San Francisco Museum of Fine Arts.