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artist

Larissa Geiss Osby, Russian, German artist. Recipient Citation as Woman of Distinction, Governor Pennsylvania, 1972; named Artists of Year, Pittsburgh Center for Arts, 1983, award Women in Art, 1995, 96, 20 Jury awards, others. Member Abstract Group Pittsburgh (president 1964-1965), Associated Artists Pittsburgh (board directors 1965-1968, 80-83), Pittsburgh Center for Arts, Concept Gallery.

Background

Osby, Larissa Geiss was born on June 7, 1928 in Artemowsk, Russia. Came to United States, 1951, naturalized, 1958. Daughter of Andrew Frank and Valentine G. (Pogoreloff) Geiss.

Education

Student, University Goettingen, Germany, 1949. Student, Academy Art, 1950. Student, University Munich, 1950.

Postgraduate, University Goettingen, Germany, 1951.

Career

Bachelor in Philosophy University Goettingen, Germany, 1950, Master of Arts in Philosophy Germany, 1951. Research assistant, translator, medical illustrator University Pittsburgh Medical School, 1952-1953. Art instructor Pittsburgh Center for Arts, 1961-1964, 88-90.

Private art teacher Pittsburgh, 1961-1964. Advisory artist Pittsburgh Board Education, 1964-1966. Instructor anatomy, drawing and painting High School for Creative and Performing Arts, Pittsburgh, 1984-1996.

Works

  • Other Work

    • One woman shows at, Alumni Admissions Program Gallery, Pittsburgh, 1960, Pittsburgh Plan for Art Gallery, 1961, 63, 65, 68, 71, 79, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, 1972, Pennsylvania State University, 1973, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, 1980, Pittsburgh Center for Arts, 1983, St. Vincent College, 1983, others. Exhibited in group shows at, Butler Institute, Youngstown, Ohio, 1958, 59, 79, 86, Chautauqua National Annals, 1964, 73, St. Paul Art Center, 1963, Marietta College, 1968, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 67, William Penn Memorial Museum, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1971, also museums in Germany, France, Scotland, numerous others. Represented in permanent collections at, Carnegie Institute, University Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Board Education, American Cancer Society, Alcoa, United States Steel, Westinghouse, Koppers Company, others.Commissions include, Koppers Company, First Federal Savings & Loan Association, Pittsburgh, United States Steelworkers American, others.

Membership

Member Abstract Group Pittsburgh (president 1964-1965), Associated Artists Pittsburgh (board directors 1965-1968, 80-83), Pittsburgh Center for Arts, Concept Gallery.

Connections

Married Howard M. Osby, June 7, 1952. Children: Erik Andrew, Karin Marian.

father:
Andrew Frank Geiss

mother:
Valentine G. (Pogoreloff) Geiss

spouse:
Howard M. Osby

children:
Erik Andrew Osby

Karin Marian Osby