EMIL KOSA SR. (1876-1955)
A painter and craftsman, Emil Kosa Sr. was born in Czechoslovakia and emigrated to America in 1907 after working with his father as a maker of theater marionettes and in Paris as an assistant to Alphonse Mucha.
By 1922, he was in Los Angeles with his son, Emil Jr., born in 1903.
Emil Kosa Sr. did paintings of figures from his hand-made puppet models.
Exhibition venues included the California Art Club, the Painters and Sculptors of Los Angeles and the Pomona Fair. From September 2005 to February 2006, a California Heritage Museum exhibition included a painting by Kosa, Santa Monica From the Palisades.
Courtesy Edan Hughes