Julius F. Faysash
American, born Hungary
(Budapest, Hungary, 1904 - 1977, Akron, Ohio)
Faysash emigrated with his family to the United States in 1914. After a short time in Cleveland, the family moved to Akron where Faysash remained the rest of his life. Faysash graduated from the Cleveland School of Art and also studied at the University of Akron. He was a founding member of the Akron Society of Artists in 1931 and was the president of the Society in 1934 and 1946. He was an illustrator for the Firestone Rubber Co. from the 1940's until his retirement from the company in 1969. Faysash taught at the Arkon Art Institute and Kent State University. After retirement he began traveling to Mexico 6 months out of the year and began working in oils and acrylics. He received an M.F.A. in 1973 from the Instituto Allende/University of Guanajuato, Mexico. He also had further studies under Henry G. Keller and in portraiture with Wayman Adams, Sandor Vago and Elmer Novotny. Faysash was a member of: Buffalo Society of Artists, American Watercolor Society, Kappa Pi Art Fraternity, American Artists Professional League, and Whiskey Painters of America.