|Birth: ||Apr. 1, 1883, Romania|
|Death: ||Jul. 2, 1971|
Well-known artist. Emil was born in Radautz, Romania. He settled in Chicago in 1905 and became an oil painter, printmaker and sculptor in wood. Mr Armin attended the Art Institute from 1907 to 1911 supporting himself with menial jobs. He was able to return full time in 1916, graduating from the Art Institute in 1920 at age 37. He became a naturalized US citizen on 6/28/1917 in Chicago. (Witnesses to the naturalization were Sigmund and Abe Armin.)
Armin was a member of The Around the Palette Group who exhibited in the Jewish People's Institute in Chicago in 1926. ("The Sentinal Presents 100 Years of Chicago Jewry," 1948)
In 1929, a Chicago writer, Jacob Z Jacobson befriended Armin and they shared a studio on 57th Street in Chicago. Jacobson wrote a book on Armin entitled "35 Saints and Emil Armin" which commemorates a Hebrew legend that the world is saved each generation for the sake of 36 saints who continue to work in it.
Armin had a showing of works at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1931. That same year he had solo exhibitions at the Berkeley Art Museum in Berkeley, Calif., the New Mexico Museum of Art and the New Jersey State Museum.
Later he was connected with Works Progress Administration projects.
In 1944, the Renaissance Society of the University of Chicago honored Armin with a one-man show. Retrospectives at the Hyde Park Art Center and the Illinois State Museum in 1980 were held after his death. (5/10/1983 Gary Post-Tribune)
His wife Hilda Diamond Armin was born 6/20/1898 and died 12/1/1989 in Illinois. His sister was Lottie Armin born 1/24/1887 Romania - died 9/23/1949.
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Name: Hilda D. Armin
Born: 20 Jun 1898
Died: 1 Dec 1989
State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois
Specifically: Services private - unknown
Created by: Eva Hopkins
Record added: Mar 30, 2011
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