Boris O’Klein

Boris O’Klein (1893-1985).

Boris was born in Moscow but his family emigrated to Alsace in France when
he was a young boy. After serving in the French Army during World War 1, Boris moved to Paris.

Boris was a prolific artist and cartoonist. Whilst he produced many watercolours, the greater part of his output consists of prints, either colour lithographs or engravings heightened with hand-painted touches of watercolour.

An anthropomorphic artist, he is known for his numerous prints and watercolours of dogs getting up to mischief … there are two main themes - public urination and male-female flirtation or desire.

His period of greatest activity as an artist was during the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, during which time much of his work was bought by tourists to Paris.