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August Albo papers

Identifier: IHRC591


Personal papers, passports, copy art


  • Creation: 1893-1963

Language of Materials

Estonian, English, German, Russian, French, Italian


Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.


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11.10.1893 - 13.12.1963, New York. Born in Suurupi, Estonia.Father: Jüri Albo; mother: Julie Albo.1912 - 1916 studied in St. Petersburg at the Stieglitz Art School (commercial arts).1916 - 1917 studied in St. Petersburg at the Royal Academy.1918 returned to Tallinn and taught art in local highchool.He left Estonia in 1922 and went first to Berlin and then to Paris where he painted posters and theater scenery. At the same time he studied sculpture, violine and dance. He moved on to Switzerland, Italy, Spain and London where he worked as a decorator and muralist.Before the WWII he returned to Paris and also tried to go back to Estonia but was forced to stay in Berlin. He studied painting privately with Prof. Korbatov. After the war he moved to Oldenburg in West-Germany where he was engaged as a decorator by the local DP camp theater and taught ballet to children.In 1951 he emigrated to USA, NY and participated in the art exhibitions at the Estonian House. Pseudonyms: Rod Palmer (?), A. Curtis (?)


2.5 linear inches


Collection transferred to the IHRC from the Estonian Archives in the U.S.A. (EAU) in 2003-2005. It was processed as part of a collaborative project between the Estonian Archives in the USA (Lakewood, New Jersey), the National Archives of Estonia (NAE), and the IHRC in March 2009. Gristel Ramler and Birgit Nurme of the National Archives in Tallinn, Estonia, worked with IHRC staff on the project.

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