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Other names: Simcha Faibusovich Simkhovich, Gospodin Simkhovich
Simka Simkhovitch (Симха Файбусович Симхович) (aka Simka Faibusovich Simkhovich) (Novozybkov, Russia May 21, 1885 O.S./June 2, 1885 N.S.—Greenwich, Connecticut February 25, 1949); Russian artist and immigrant to the United States. He painted theater scenery in his early career and then had several showings in galleries in New York City. Winning Works Progress Administration commissions in the 1930s, he completed murals for the post offices in Jackson, Mississippi and Beaufort, North Carolina. His works are in the permanent collections of the Dallas Museum of Art, the National Museum of American Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simka_Simkhovitch)
Born near Kiev in 1893, Simka Simkhovitch enrolled in the art school at Odessa, then he transferred to the Royal Academy in St. Petersburg. After graduation in 1918, he began teaching. During the early 1920s, Simkhovitch experimented with the Constructivist style in set designs. For unknown reasons, the painter came to New York in 1924 where he had to work as an illustrator.
Some sites give birth date as 1893, others 1885.