30 November 2004
Still life with Eggplant Signed.
Oil on canvas, 47 by 65 cm.
Authenticity has been confirmed by the daughter of the artist. Russian painter of the Ecole de Paris born in Belorussia in 1890. A friend of Kikoin with whom he studied in Vilno, he came to Paris in 1912 and settled in the famous La Ruche. There he found himself in the centre of the artistic life, and was a friend of Soutine, Andre Derain, Maurice de Vlaminck, and Max Jacob. In the late 1910s his paintings were acquired by major French collectors and dealers, such as Cheron, Zborowsky et Paul Guillaume. Had numerous solo and group exhibitions.
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