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Vacker Nicholas (Wacker Nicolas, 1897 - 1987)

French and Russian artist. Born in Kyiv. He received a primary and secondary education in St. Petersburg. During 1922 - 1926 he studied at Berlin Academy of Arts. In 1926 he moved to France. He was a disciple of the famous representative of cubism A. Lot; since 1929 a student of Free Academy of Arts of P. Ranson in Paris. Participated in the Autumn Salon (1928, 1929) and in the exhibitions of Free Academy of Arts of P. Ranson (1935, 1938, 1939). The works of this period are the painted and graphic images of the decorated female models executed in symbolist or cubist manner. In the years of 1939 - 1942 he was in various concentration camps, where being in difficult circumstances he found the opportunity to do drawings in pencil or pen. Only in 1961 the artist began working again, developing abstract painting, as well as watercolor and gouache techniques. Starting 1969, he taught at School of Fine Arts in Paris, where he led a course in painting technology. In 1987 his last lifetime retrospective exhibition was held. Two memorial exhibitions were held in 1995 and 2001.

Painters works:

Auction 7 Lot 68

«Nude in a blue chair», 1930s.
paper, watercolor; 5737,5

Price: 2 000 - 4000 $

Auction 7 Lot 74

«Nude on a red background», 1936
canvas on wood, oil; 5061

Price: 14 000 18000 $