18 May 2005
View of the Compiegne Concentration Camp Signed and dated 1942
Watercolour and ink on paper, 26 by 37 cm. Born in Odessa in 1899, he immigrated to France with his family in 1905. Studied in the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Exhibited in Salon d'Automne and Salon des Indépendants.
He was arrested by the Germans in 1941. This painting is a rare example of his work executed while in the Compiegne Concentration Camp.
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