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- circa 1925-1950 (Creation)
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Herman L. Beller (1899-1972) was born in Komonitz Padosky Gobernia, Russia and moved to the United States as an young child. Shortly after his marriage to Jennie Engler, the young couple moved to Cuba for work. Beller began his career in Cuba working on machinery in sugar mills, where he manufactured dies to cast replacement parts for machinery. Deciding to move into the art world, Beller began producing bronze works for the City of Havana and for other commissions with his company, Industrias Unidas de Cuba.
Beller was actively involved in the Cuban-Jewish community and joined the efforts to help German and Austrian refugees seek safety in Cuba during WWII. After the war, Beller returned to New York and continued his work in the metal foundry business. He settled in Florida in the 1950s with his family and died there at age 73 in 1972.
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- Beller, Herman L., 1899-1972 (Creator)