Painter, sculptor, graphic artist
Born Snovsk Ukraine), 27 March 1922
Died New York, 4 February 2007
Jules Olitski born as Jevel Demikovskii was a Russian-born American painter. A few month after his birth, his father, a government commissar, was executed and in 1923 the mother and grandmother fled to the USA. In 1926 his mother married Hyman Olitsky and Jevel Demikovskii became Jules Olitski. He studied at the Pratt Institute, the National Academy of Design and the beaux Arts Institute all in New York. After the war he went to paris and studied at the Ossip zadkine School and the Academie de la Grande Chaumière.