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on May 15, 2021 in | Comments Off on Leon D’usseau

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Painted Ceramic Bowl
Signed “Dusso” upper center

Leon D’Usseau (Dusso) (1918 – 1991) was born in Los Angeles, CA on March 21, 1918. Leon was the son of an art director at Paramount Pictures. He anglicized his name to Dusso and studied under Merrill Gage and Archipenko at the Chouinard Art Institute. He was active as an artist in his native city and a resident of Sherman Oaks, CA in the 1960s. He died in Lake Elsinore, CA on Nov. 23, 1991. His painting style was influenced by Mayan or Incan designs.

Exh: LACMA, 1937-40; CPLH, 1941; MM, 1942; LA AA, 1944; Audubon Ass’n, 1945; Calif. WC Society, 1946; Laguna Festival of Arts. In: Marshall Field and Palmer House (Chicago); Dallas Museum.

Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book “Artists in California, 1786-1940”