Tuesday 2 October 2018


YOYSEF FOSHKO (November 1892-1971)
            He was born in Odessa.  He graduated from the local public school in his home city and later the art school there.  At age fourteen he began to paint.  While still quite young, he went to study at the French National Art Academy.  His works were accepted at important French showings.  In 1912 he moved to the United States and began to show his paintings at the New York Art Academy.  In 1914 he became a caricaturist for Tog (Day) and published a daily political caricature.  In 1916 he began publishing in Tog and Tsukunft (Future) articles on the plastic arts as well as on theater.  He later published in the humor section of the newspaper humorous sketches of Jewish life in America.  In addition, he published novellas in Tog.  He used the pseudonym: Yo. F.

Sources: V. Edlin, in Tog (New York) (November 13, 1931); A. Glants, in Tog-morgn-zhurnal (New York) (April 17, 1963); M. Krishtol, in Forverts (New York) (April 17, 1963).
Leyb Vaserman

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