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Mitchell Siporin

painter

Mitchell Siporin was a Social Realist American painter.

Background

Mitchell Siporin was born in New York City and grew up in Chicago.

Career

He did illustrations for Esquire and other magazines. Through the Progress Administration, he worked as a painter. Together with Edward Millman, he painted "the largest single mural project awarded for a post office by the Section of Fine Arts" in the Central Post Office in St Louis, Missouri.

From 1946 to 1949, he served in the army in North Africa and Italy. In 1951, he founded the Department of Fine Arts at Brandeis University. In 1956, he became the first curator of the Brandeis University Art Collection.

Achievements

  • In 1949, he won the Prix de Rome in painting.

Connections

father:
Hyman Siporin

mother:
Jennie (Dressler) Siporin

spouse:
Miriam Tane

children:
Judith Siporin

Rachel Siporin