194: Bernhard Sopher. Bust of actress, Luise Rainer
The bust of academy award recipient, Luise Rainer, who is now 101 years old. She autographed a photograph that I have of Sopher, in his studio, standing by the bust. She signed this picture 40 years ago at a Hollywood event. Born in Safed, Syria on June 15, 1877. Sopher was a pupil of Peter Breuner and Adolph Brutt in Berlin. By the 1930s he had moved to California. He was a resident of San Francisco and Los Angeles until his demise in the latter on June 18, 1949. Exh: LACMA, 1937; San Diego FA Gallery, 1937 (1st prize); GGIE, 1939; Ebell Salon (LA), 1941; Vigeveno Gallery (LA), 1942; Stendahl Gallery (LA), 1944. In: Mills College (Oakland).