(1893 - 1985)
Boris Blai was active/lived in New Jersey / Russian Federation. Boris Blai is known for Educator, sculptor.
Biography Boris Blai
Boris Blai was born in Russia in 1893. As his artistic talent became apparent, he was sent to study under Auguste Rodin. He came to the United States in 1918 after serving in the French army in World War I, first settling in New York and then Philadelphia.
Blai made numerous contacts with wealthy families in the area through his work and friendship with R. Tate McKenzie. He taught private art lessons in his home and later was a faculty member and director of the Oak Lane Country Day School. He founded the Stella Elkins Tyler School of Art (a campus of Temple University) in 1935 after Ms. Tyler donated her estate in Melrose Park to him for this use.
In addition to his work with Tyler, he al
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