1910 (Sevastopol) - 1964 (Vanves, near Paris)
The son of the military. a doctor and a teacher of literature Catherine Duphiney.In 1915 father James Defina died at the front, and the family was forced to emigrate to the Kingdom of CXC. After living about a year in Vrsac, Dufina son,moved to Paris. In the early 1920s, the mother of the future artist meets a French sculptor Fernand Lotte to marry him. At the insistence of his stepfather Jacob was sent for training at the Academy of the Grande Chaumiere where he studied with O. Vries (along with another native of Russia - Evgeny Kulbinym). From mid-1930-their - Y. Dofin working in the Studio posters and advertising Studio Gaumont, and also draws caricatures for French satirical publications under the pseudonym J. DufLot - is composed of the first three letters of the names of the mother and the stepfather. With the outbreak of the second world war, the artist leaves work for a movie Studio and together with his mother moved to the South of France. In 1945, Dupin independently returned to Paris and the next 12 years completely devoted to painting. Using your pen name J. DufLot wrote mostly views of Paris. Not large format images depicting genre scenes from the life of the French, enjoyed great popularity among the Parisians. In 1957,once in a car accident, lost the ability to move independently and the rest of his life in Vanves, near Paris.