Mintchine Abraham (1898 - 1931)
A well-known representative of Paris school. Born in Kyiv. In 1911 he was sent to the goldsmith to study, learnt painting in the school of Y. Milkin in Kyiv. In 1923 he emigrated to Berlin. He worked as a set designer, created sketches of the scenery and costumes for the Jewish theater. In 1926 he moved to Paris where he entered the circle of the artists of Montparnasse. He was on friendly terms with H. Sutin and M. Chagall. He painted mystical scenes, landscapes, portraits, still lives and nudes. Exhibitor of such salons as Autumn (1926, 1928, 1930), of the Independents (1928, 1929) and Tuileries (1930). In 1929 he had a solo exhibition and made contract with Paris Gallery A. Manteau. He participated in the group exhibitions of the Russian artists in the cafe La Rotonde (1925) and the galleries M. Henry (1927), A. Manteau (1928), Zak (1930), L'Époque (1931, 1932). Three works of the master were presented in the Russian department of the exhibition "The modern French art" in Moscow (1928). In 1929 he settled near Toulon. In 1931 his retrospective exhibition was held at the Salon of Tuileries, in 1932 - at the Salon of the Independents. In 1932 his work were exhibited at the Exhibition of the Russian artists in the gallery La Renaissance and at the exhibition "The New Generation" in the gallery of Jean Bon Jean. In 1933 the Museum of Grenoble purchased the picture "The street singers". The memorial exhibitions were held in Paris (1938, 1950), London (1947, 1953, 1956, 1959, 1960, 1964), Glasgow (1951), New York (1958), Milan (1970), Turin (1973, 1981), Bergamo (1969, 1989) and Rome (1986). In 1998 in Paris in the gallery Di Veroli there was an exhibition dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the artist.
Painters works:Auction №21 Lot №51
«A French Town»,
canvas, oil; 45,5x62
Price: 13 000 - 17 000 $